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Definition: A transgender person is someone whose personal idea of gender does not correlate with his or her assigned gender role.

It does not exclusively refer to transsexual persons, i.e. those who are transitioning or have transitioned from one gender to another; all transsexual persons are transgender, but not all transgender persons are transsexual. A transgender person is anyone who fully accepts a gender identity--androgynous, hermaphroditic, intersex, transsexual, third gender, bigender, or otherwise gender non-conformist--does not match his or her assigned gender.
Common Misspellings: transgendered
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