Is when a person identifies themselves with a physical sex that is different to their own biological one, A medical diagnosis can be made if a person experiences discomfort as a result of a desire to be a member of the opposite sex. for example a person may be born male, and is uncomfortable with their gender as a male and changes to a female, or a female may change to a male. It is a long process that they will go through and an expensive one too. "Transgender"
Transexualism seemed to make more sense to him as he glanced at his body. 'I should have been a girl.' He mumbled
by SkullKitty April 09, 2015
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a human being whose gender identity differs from her/his genetic sex...male to female (M2F) or female to male (F2M)...s/he may have gone through gender/sex reassignment surgery (post-op) or not yet (pre-op) or never (non-op)...

not to be confused with: intersexed - one born with mixed or ambiguous genetics; crossdresser or transvestite - one who dresses in the attire of the opposite sex, for males anything from panties or stockings to dresses and makeup; drag queen or drag/king - one who performs in attire of the opposite sex, usually a gay male or female entertainer...

transgender is simply an umbrella term for all of the above...the vast majority are crossdressers...NOT transexuals...wearing a dress, however pretty, does NOT mean that a guy is a transexual...and transexuals can be straight, gay or bi...

i can't believe the crap that's been written here about transexuals...it's all about gender identity and NOT just expression...
me...technically, i'm a M2F transexual, but i prefer to be known as a "transgedered woman"...since it's about gender identity and not sex...and i'm straight...i only date men...

think about that...if i dated women i'd be a "trans-lesbian"...
by SHExplains June 03, 2010
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A term for a man who wishes to be a woman or is in the transition to becoming a true woman. Different than 'transvestite'
I am a transexual.

Right now im Michael, Soon i'll be Michelle.
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A term used by trans(s)exuals to take back the word from the medical community.
I am a transexual
by Roger December 14, 2003
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What I am. I like to wear pretty dresses and make-up, its fun being a transexual. I get the best of both worlds!
i love being a transexual
by Salvatore Sissy August 25, 2007
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1. Any trans person that has had genital reassignment surgery or genital reconstruction surgery.

2. A very out-of-date, old-fashioned term for describing a person identifying as transgendered. It should be noted that this term is largely perceived as derogatory by the trans community, especially ftm's.

3. Completely unrelated to cross dressing/transvestism.
Buck Angel referring to himself and other ftm's as transexual is perpetuating stereotypes; calling himself "the man with the cunt" isn't helping much either.
by petrina April 03, 2007
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