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Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from the sex that they were assigned at birth. Some transgender people who desire medical assistance to transition from one sex to another identify as transsexual. 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 also include people who are non-binary or genderqueer. Other definitions of transgender also include people who belong to a third gender, or else conceptualize transgender people as a third gender. The term transgender may be defined very broadly to include cross-dressers. The term transgender does not have a universally accepted definition, including among researchers.

Being transgender is distinct from sexual orientation. Transgender people may identify as heterosexual (straight), homosexual (gay or lesbian), bisexual, asexual, or otherwise, or may decline to label their sexual orientation. The opposite of transgender is cisgender, which describes persons whose gender identity matches their assigned sex. Accurate statistics on the number of transgender people vary widely, in part due to different definitions of what constitutes being transgender. Some countries, such as Canada, collect census data on transgender people. Transgender occurrence is generally found in less than 1% of the worldwide population, with figures ranging from <0.1% to 0.6%.

The degree to which individuals feel genuine, authentic, and comfortable within their external appearance and accept their genuine identity has been called transgender congruence. Many transgender people experience gender dysphoria, and some seek medical treatments such as hormone replacement therapy, sex reassignment surgery, or psychotherapy. Not all transgender people desire these treatments, and some cannot undergo them for financial or medical reasons.

Many transgender people face discrimination in the workplace and in accessing public accommodations and healthcare. In many places, they are not legally protected from discrimination. (Full article...)

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Transphobia is the range of negative attitudes, feelings or actions toward transgender or transsexual people, or toward transsexuality. Transphobia can be emotional disgust, fear, violence, anger, or discomfort felt or expressed towards people who do not conform to society's gender expectation. It is often expressed alongside homophobic views and hence is often considered an aspect of homophobia. Transphobia is a type of prejudice and discrimination similar to racism and sexism, and transgender people of color are often subjected to all three forms of discrimination at once.

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Satsuki Nakayama (中山 咲月, Nakayama Satsuki, born September 17, 1998) is a Japanese model and actor, known for his portrayal as Naki in Kamen Rider Zero-One and Shima Nishina in Kiss Him, Not Me. He started his modeling career as an exclusive model for the magazine Pichi Lemon and later became one of the standout models of Japan's genderless fashion subculture.

Nakayama initially came out as non-binary in 2019, but he later came out as a transgender man in 2021.

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  • 9 – Sarah McBride (1990), American transgender rights activist, politician and author
  • 11 – Quinn (1995), Canadian transgender non-binary soccer player and Olympic medallist
  • 12 – Cara Delevigne (1992), English gender-fluid model, singer, and actress
  • 12 – Bex Taylor-Klaus (1994), American non-binary actor
  • 13 – Jin Xing (1967), Chinese dancer, choreographer and actress
  • 14 – Arca (1989), Venezuelan singer, songwriter, producer
  • 17 – Rachel Pollack (1945), American author
  • 19 – Renee Richards (1934), American tennis player and ophthalmologist
  • 20 – Demi Lovato (1934), American non-binary singer and actress
  • 23 – Coccinelle (1931–2006), French actress, entertainer and singer
  • 24 – Marsha P. Johnson (1945–1992), American transgender rights activist
  • 27 – Kim Petras (1992), German singer songwriter
  • 28 – Andreja Pejić (1991), Bosnian-Australian transgender model and actress
  • 29 – Candis Cayne (1971), American actress
  • 31 – Caroline Cossey (1954), British model
  • 31 – Sara Ramirez (1975), Mexican-American non-binary actress and singer

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Having an opinion about transsexuality is about as useful as having an opinion on blindness. You can think whatever you like about it, but in the end, your friend is still blind and surely deserves to see.

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