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(trăns-jĕn′dər, trănz-)
Relating to or being a person whose gender identity does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth.
n. Offensive
One who is transgender.
Usage Note: Transgender is properly used as an adjective. Its use as a noun is offensive; phrases such as a transgender person or a person who is transgender are preferable. When referring to more than one person, the phrases transgender people or the transgender community can be used. · The term transsexual is older than transgender. Although the use of transsexual as a noun was once acceptable, nowadays, such use is usually considered offensive.


(Psychology) of or relating to a person who wants to belong to the opposite sex
ˌtransˈgendered adj


(trænsˈdʒɛn dər, trænz-)
1. a person appearing or attempting to be a member of the opposite sex, as a transsexual or habitual cross-dresser.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of transgenders: the transgender movement.

Also, trans•gen′dered.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.transgender - involving a partial or full reversal of gender
homosexual - sexually attracted to members of your own sex


adj [person] → transgenre
ntransgenre mf
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PESHAWAR -- As the world will observed International Human Right across the Globe today (Thursday), 35-year old Arzo a transgender hailing from Peshawar along with hundred transgenders staged sit-in at Sher Shah Suri Road Peshawar to press for their demands of getting rights demanding there rights as normal citzens of the country.
Avoid: "transgenders," "a transgender" Preferred: transgender people, a transgender person
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Key highlight of this meeting include a high level panel discussion on 5th December 2013 on the issue of HIV, human rights and social inclusion faced by transgenders and hijras.
For 2013, the ninth year of remembering the fallen transgenders, the commemoration event was held at the University of London Union on Malet Street, Bloombury, at 7 pm.
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While the Nashua district cannot comment on individual student circumstances and does not have a written protocol for the presence of transgenders, there are multiple policies to protect students from discrimination, harassment and bullying, which are included in the student handbook and to which staff are reoriented every two years, Conrad says.
The national consultation discussed efforts to achieve equality for transgenders and hijras and drew attention to the significant challenges faced by these communities.
They should also investigate unchecked police abuse, hold those found guilty accountable for their actions, and make sure that vulnerable populations, such as transgenders, have access to mechanisms of redress without fear of retribution.

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