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'''Transgender''' or '''trans''' is an umbrella term covering all [[Gender identity|gender identities]] or [[Gender expression|expressions]] that transgress or transcend society's rules and concepts of gender. To be trans usually means to identify as a gender other than the [[Assigned gender at birth|gender one was assigned at birth]]. The category of transgender includes people who have the [[binary genders|binary gender]] identities of female ([[transgender women]]) or male ([[transgender men]]), and is often framed solely in binary terms. The transgender umbrella does include people with [[nonbinary]] gender identities, but not all nonbinary people refer to themselves as transgender.
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'''Transgender''' or '''trans''' is an [[umbrella term]] covering all [[Gender identity|gender identities]] or [[Gender expression|expressions]] that transgress or transcend society's rules and concepts of gender. To be trans usually means to identify as a gender other than the [[Assigned gender at birth|gender one was assigned at birth]]. The category of transgender includes people who have the [[binary genders|binary gender]] identities of female ([[transgender women]]) or male ([[transgender men]]), and is often framed solely in binary terms. The transgender umbrella does include people with [[nonbinary]] gender identities, but not all nonbinary people consider themselves as transgender.
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Some people consider themselves [[transsexual]] instead of (or in addition to) transgender. Transsexual is an older word that is nowadays considered offensive by some in the trans community.<ref name="Nissim">{{Cite web |title=What should you call trans people? |last=Nissim |first=Mayer |work=PinkNews |date=19 March 2018 |access-date=17 November 2020 |url= https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/03/19/transsexual-transgender-transvestite-what-should-you-call-trans-people/}}</ref><ref name="Abrams">{{Cite web |title=What's the Difference Between Being Transgender and Transsexual? |author=Abrams, Mere |work=Healthline |date=21 November 2019 |access-date=17 November 2020 |url= https://www.healthline.com/health/transgender/difference-between-transgender-and-transsexual}}</ref> When "transsexual" is used, it means a trans person who has undergone or wants to undergo a medical [[transition]] through [[surgery]] and/or [[hormone therapy]].
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In general, "trans"/"transgender"/"transsexual" should not be counted as a [[gender]]/[[gender identity]]. For example, a trans woman's gender is properly "woman", not "trans". However, some people do consider "trans" to be their gender, such as the writer [[Juno Roche]] and the sexologist [[Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad]].
   
 
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A TransGender-Symbol Plain2.png|The transgender symbol, made of a combination of male (Mars), female (Venus), and a mix of both. Colors are optional.
 
A TransGender-Symbol Plain2.png|The transgender symbol, made of a combination of male (Mars), female (Venus), and a mix of both. Colors are optional.
 
Trans Pride Flag.png|The transgender pride flag, designed by trans woman Monica Helms in 1999, with stripes representing male (blue), female (pink), and other or transitioning (white).
 
Trans Pride Flag.png|The transgender pride flag, designed by trans woman Monica Helms in 1999, with stripes representing male (blue), female (pink), and other or transitioning (white).
Jennifer Pellinen Transgender Flag.svg|In 2002 Jennifer Pellinen created a transgender flag <ref>{{cite web|title=Transgender flags|url=http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/qq-tgf.html|website=Flags of the World}}</ref> Pink &amp; blue stripes: female and male. The middle three purple stripes represent the diversity of the transgender community and genders other than female and male.<ref>[http://www.transflag.org/info.html Transgender Flag info]</ref>
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Jennifer Pellinen Transgender Flag.svg|In 2002 Jennifer Pellinen created a transgender flag <ref>{{cite web|title=Transgendered flags|url=http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/qq-tgf.html|website=Flags of the World|date=24 May 2020|last=Young|first=Randy}}</ref> Pink &amp; blue stripes: female and male. The middle three purple stripes represent the diversity of the transgender community and genders other than female and male.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.transflag.org/info.html |title=Transgender Flag info |archive-date=2 September 2018 |archive-url= https://web.archive.org/web/20180902180247/http://www.transflag.org/info.html}}</ref>
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Transgender by Michelle Lindsay.jpg|A transgender flag created by Michelle Lindsay, and used for some events in the the Ottawa-Gatineau region of Canada since 2010.<ref name="5cc">{{Cite web |title=The History of the Transgender Flag |author= |work=Point 5cc |date= |access-date=22 March 2021 |url= http://point5cc.com/the-history-of-the-transgender-flag}}</ref>
 
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« I discovered that I was transgender after joking around in the art room in 8th grade, (when I was 12) and one of my friends, who was also LGBTQ+, said that the charcoal on my face looked like makeup that a transgender guy would wear. I was stunned into silence. »
Dalton, 15 (nonbinary transmasculine)[1]

Transgender or trans is an umbrella term covering all gender identities or expressions that transgress or transcend society's rules and concepts of gender. To be trans usually means to identify as a gender other than the gender one was assigned at birth. The category of transgender includes people who have the binary gender identities of female (transgender women) or male (transgender men), and is often framed solely in binary terms. The transgender umbrella does include people with nonbinary gender identities, but not all nonbinary people consider themselves as transgender.

Some people consider themselves transsexual instead of (or in addition to) transgender. Transsexual is an older word that is nowadays considered offensive by some in the trans community.[2][3] When "transsexual" is used, it means a trans person who has undergone or wants to undergo a medical transition through surgery and/or hormone therapy.

In general, "trans"/"transgender"/"transsexual" should not be counted as a gender/gender identity. For example, a trans woman's gender is properly "woman", not "trans". However, some people do consider "trans" to be their gender, such as the writer Juno Roche and the sexologist Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad.

Symbols[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. This quote is a snippet from an answer to the survey conducted in the year 2018. Note for editors: the text of the quote, as well as the name, age and gender identity of its author shouldn't be changed.
  2. Nissim, Mayer (19 March 2018). "What should you call trans people?". PinkNews. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  3. Abrams, Mere (21 November 2019). "What's the Difference Between Being Transgender and Transsexual?". Healthline. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  4. Young, Randy (24 May 2020). "Transgendered flags". Flags of the World.
  5. "Transgender Flag info". Archived from the original on 2 September 2018.
  6. "The History of the Transgender Flag". Point 5cc. Retrieved 22 March 2021.

External Links[edit | edit source]

Further reading[edit | edit source]

  • Girshick, Lori B. Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men. Hanover: University Press of New England, 2008. Print.
  • Stryker, Susan. Transgender History. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press, 2008. Print.
  • Stryker, Susan, and Stephen Whittle. The Transgender Studies Reader. New York: Routledge, 2006. Print.

See also[edit | edit source]

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