Transgender

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Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their sex assigned at birth.wikipedia
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Cross-dressing

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The term transgender may be defined very broadly to include cross-dressers.
Cross-dressing is not synonymous with being transgender.

Cisgender

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The opposite of transgender is cisgender, which describes persons whose gender identity or expression matches their assigned sex.
The term cisgender is the opposite of the word transgender.

Transgender hormone therapy

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Many transgender people experience gender dysphoria, and some seek medical treatments such as hormone replacement therapy, sex reassignment surgery, or psychotherapy.
Transgender hormone therapy, also sometimes called cross-sex hormone therapy, is a form of hormone therapy in which sex hormones and other hormonal medications are administered to transgender or gender nonconforming individuals for the purpose of more closely aligning their secondary sexual characteristics with their gender identity.

Trans woman

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Transgender – often shortened as trans – is also an umbrella term: in addition to including people whose gender identity is the opposite of their assigned sex (trans men and trans women), it may include people who are not exclusively masculine or feminine (people who are non-binary or genderqueer, including bigender, pangender, genderfluid, or agender).
The term transgender woman is not always interchangeable with transsexual woman, although the terms are often used interchangeably.

Christine Jorgensen

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Christine Jorgensen publicly rejected transsexual in 1979 and instead identified herself in newsprint as trans-gender, saying, "gender doesn't have to do with bed partners, it has to do with identity."
Christine Jorgensen (May 30, 1926 – May 3, 1989) was an American transgender woman who was the first person to become widely known in the United States for having sex reassignment surgery.

Virginia Prince

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Virginia Charles Prince (November 23, 1912 – May 2, 2009) was an American transgender activist, who published Transvestia magazine, started the Foundation for Personality Expression (FPE)

Miriam Rivera

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Benjamin considered a moderate intensity "true transsexual" to need either estrogen or testosterone as a "substitute for or preliminary to operation"; people who meet Benjamin's definition of a "true transsexual" but do not desire SRS include Miriam Rivera.
Miriam Rivera (1981 – 5 February 2019), known by the mononym Miriam, was a Mexican transgender model who appeared on the reality television shows There's Something About Miriam and Big Brother Australia 2004.

Sex and gender distinction

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Distinctions between the terms transgender and transsexual are commonly based on distinctions between gender (psychological, social) and sex (physical).
In some circumstances, an individual's assigned sex and gender do not align, and the person may be transgender.

Sexual orientation

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Being transgender is independent of sexual orientation: transgender people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, asexual, or may decline to label their sexual orientation.
The complexity of transgender orientation is also more completely understood within this perspective.

Third gender

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Other definitions of transgender also include people who belong to a third gender, or else conceptualize transgender people as a third gender.
With the renewed exploration of gender that feminism, the modern transgender movement and queer theory has fostered, some in the contemporary West have begun to describe themselves as a third sex again.

LGBT culture

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Drag artists have a long tradition in LGBT culture.
LGBT culture is a culture shared by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer individuals.

Gender identity

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Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their sex assigned at birth.
Some people do not identify with some, or all, of the aspects of gender assigned to their biological sex; some of those people are transgender, non-binary or genderqueer.

Non-binary gender

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Transgender – often shortened as trans – is also an umbrella term: in addition to including people whose gender identity is the opposite of their assigned sex (trans men and trans women), it may include people who are not exclusively masculine or feminine (people who are non-binary or genderqueer, including bigender, pangender, genderfluid, or agender). They can be agender, androgynous, bigender, pangender, or genderfluid, and exist outside of cisnormativity.
Non-binary identities can fall under the transgender umbrella, since many non-binary people identify with a gender that is different from their assigned sex but does not necessarily, as some intersex people are also non-binary.

Intersex

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The term transgender is also distinguished from intersex, a term that describes people born with physical sex characteristics "that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies".
Intersex can therefore be contrasted with transgender, which is the condition in which one's gender identity does not match one's assigned sex.

Sex assignment

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Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their sex assigned at birth.
If sex assignment and gender identity do not align, the person may be transgender or gender non-conforming (GNC).

LGBT

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Despite the distinction between sexual orientation and gender, throughout history the gay, lesbian, and bisexual subculture was often the only place where gender-variant people were socially accepted in the gender role they felt they belonged to; especially during the time when legal or medical transitioning was almost impossible.
(or ) is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.

National Center for Transgender Equality

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In 2015, the American National Center for Transgender Equality conducted a National Transgender Discrimination Survey.
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a nonprofit social equality organization founded in 2003 by transgender activist Mara Keisling in Washington, D.C..

Transphobia

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They can be agender, androgynous, bigender, pangender, or genderfluid, and exist outside of cisnormativity.
Transphobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes, feelings or actions toward transgender or transsexual people, or toward transsexuality.

Drag queen

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This definition excludes people "who wear opposite sex clothing for other reasons," such as "those female impersonators who look upon dressing as solely connected to their livelihood, actors undertaking roles, individual males and females enjoying a masquerade, and so on. These individuals are cross dressing but are not cross dressers."
It marked the beginning of transgender activism in San Francisco.

Gender dysphoria

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Many transgender people experience gender dysphoria, and some seek medical treatments such as hormone replacement therapy, sex reassignment surgery, or psychotherapy.
People who experience gender dysphoria are typically transgender.

Postgenderism

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Bigender and androgynous are overlapping categories; bigender individuals may identify as moving between male and female roles (genderfluid) or as being both male and female simultaneously (androgynous), and androgynes may similarly identify as beyond gender or genderless (postgender, agender), between genders (intergender), moving across genders (genderfluid), or simultaneously exhibiting multiple genders (pangender).
Postgenderism as a cultural phenomenon has roots in feminism, masculism, along with the androgyny, metrosexual/technosexual and transgender movements.

Detransition

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Others regret having undergone the procedure and wish to detransition.
Detransition is the cessation or reversal of a transgender identification or gender transition, whether by social, legal, or medical means.

Leslie Feinberg

Leslie Feinberg's pamphlet, "Transgender Liberation: A Movement Whose Time has Come", circulated in 1992, identified transgender as a term to unify all forms of gender nonconformity; in this way transgender has become synonymous with queer.
In Transgender Warriors, Feinberg defines "transgender" as a very broad umbrella, including all "people who cross the cultural boundaries of gender" —including butch dykes, passing women (those who passed as men only in order to find work or survive during war), and drag queens.

Transgender hormone therapy (male-to-female)

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Hormone replacement therapy for trans women feminizes fat distribution and breasts.
Transgender hormone therapy of the male-to-female (MTF) type, also known as feminizing hormone therapy, is hormone therapy and sex reassignment therapy to change the secondary sexual characteristics of transgender people from masculine (or androgynous) to feminine.

Transgender hormone therapy (female-to-male)

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Hormone replacement therapy for trans men induces beard growth and masculinizes skin, hair, voice, and fat distribution.
Transgender hormone therapy of the female-to-male (FTM) type, also known as masculinizing hormone therapy, is a form of hormone therapy and sex reassignment therapy which is used to change the secondary sexual characteristics of transgender people from feminine (or androgynous) to masculine.