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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.

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Adj.1.transgender - involving a partial or full reversal of gender


adj [person] → transgenre
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Coome, Skorska, van der Miesen, and VanderLaan, using a large community sample, attempt to elucidate the link between childhood gender variance and other biological markers.
Portland, Oregon's KBOO was home to the long-running LGBT radio show Out Loud (which aired from 2002 to 2015), and our deputy editor's own show about gender variance, Gender Blender.
Researchers have noted a disconnect between the guiding principles that professional mental health organizations recommend (American Counseling Association, 2010; American Psychological Association, Task Force on Gender Identity and Gender Variance, 2009; National Association of Social Workers, 2008) and the current counseling practices with transgender clients (Barker & Wylie, 2008; Bess & Stabb, 2009).
Webberley said she had provided medicine to 850 transgender patients, most of them adults, but Davies-Arai said the GP's only training in the field was a one-hour online course in gender variance from the Royal College of General Practitioners designed by a transgender campaign group.
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Drescher said that he believes the Dutch model for treating younger children diagnosed with what is interchangeably referred to as gender dysphoria or gender variance demonstrates the greatest sensitivity to how fluid the situation can be for many of these children.
Israel was the first to lift restrictions and limitations on the service their LGBT citizens, nearly all of whom have always been required to serve, regardless of sexual orientation or gender variance. Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and European nations all included transgender service allowance along with lesbian, gay and bisexual service during the 1990s.

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