Welcome to the Transgender portal
people have a gender identity
or gender expression
that differs from their sex assigned at birth
. Some transgender people who desire medical assistance to transition
from one sex to another identify as transsexual
– 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
, genderfluid, or agender). 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
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 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". The opposite of transgender is cisgender, which describes persons whose gender identity or expression matches their assigned sex.
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.
Did you know...
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.
This month's birthdays
Harisu (Hangul: 하리수) is the stage name of Lee Kyung-eun (born Lee Kyung-yup, February 17, 1975), a transgender pop singer, model and actress from South Korea. Assigned male at birth, she identified as female from early childhood, and underwent sex reassignment surgery in the 1990s. She is noted for being South Korea's first transgender entertainer, and in 2002 became only the second person in Korea to legally change their gender. Her stage name is an adaptation of the English phrase "hot issue".
Harisu first gained public attention in 2001, after appearing in a television commercial for DoDo cosmetics. The commercial was a success and ended up launching her career, allowing her to branch out into other fields such as music and acting. So far she has recorded five Korean musical albums, switching genres between techno and R&B, and her overseas releases have featured songs recorded in Mandarin. Her first major acting role was in the 2001 film Yellow Hair 2, and since then her credits have included Hi! Honey, a Taiwanese drama series, and Colour Blossoms, an erotic drama by Hong Kong filmmaker Yonfan.
A symbol used to represent transfeminism.
Laws concerning gender identity-expression by country or territory. Purple regions allow legal gender change, red regions have no legal gender change and the status in grey regions is unknown or ambiguous. Light purple regions require surgery to change gender and dark purple regions do not require surgery.
Jogappa is a transgender community in South India. They are traditional folk singers and dancers.
Trans March "Existrans" 2017
Camille Cabral, a French transgender activist at a demonstration for transgender people in Paris, October 1, 2005
Ian Harvie, an American comedian and openly transgender man.
CeCe McDonald speaks at the 2015 Transgender Day of Remembrance in San Francisco.
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