An umbrella term to include folks who identify as transgender, transsexual, and other identities where a person does not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth. It is a placeholder for suffixes of trans, that is, trans_____. The asterisk (*) is standing in for *gender, *sexual, *feminine, *masculine, *folks, *person, *guy, *girl, *woman, and *man.

It is also inclusive of identities that do not start with the prefix “trans,” but can be understood as under the trans* umbrella. These identities include, but are not limited to, genderqueer, bigender, third gender, genderf*ck, gender fluid, genderless, MtF, FtM, Two Spirit, non-binary, androgynous, and masculine of center (MOC). While all of these identities are distinct from one other, each can be understood as under the trans* umbrella because the folks who identify with them do not identify as the gender they were assigned at birth and/or are “queering” (deviating from norms; blurring) gender expectations and assumptions.

A note on usage: the identities above are all self-identifying terms. It is not for you to say then, “Well, I read a blog post that said genderqueer people are trans*, so if you identify as genderqueer you are trans*, whether you think so or not.”

Respect the words that people use to describe themselves by using those same words to describe them and not questioning their use of the terms.
“I identify as trans*”
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A common Vietnamese surname. It is the 476th most common name in the United States. Other common Vietnamese last-names are Nguyen, Pham, Le, Vu, Do and Huynh
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A truncated version of transexual, transgender, or transvestite. It is attempted to be used as an umbrella term referring to those who are differently gendered, however, there are differently gendered people who would not use the term for themselves.
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An abbreviation of the word transgender (also transsexual/transexual). "Trans" is shorter and more informal than "transgender."

A trans person is someone whose gender is not that which they were assigned at birth.
When Noam was born, the doctor said they were a girl, but as they grow up, they realize that they aren't a girl. Therefore, Noam is trans.
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trans is a person who was assigned a gender at birth and doesn't identify that way. FTM (female to male) and MTF (male to female) trans labels are seen most often.
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A prefix meaning across, beyond, changing, or crossing.
The train ride we took today was transcontinental.
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the person with this last name is the best person you can see in the world. She is a Vietnamese chick and will always be there for you
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i know, best person in the world
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