transgender

adjective
trans·​gen·​der | \ tran(t)s-ˈjen-dər How to pronounce transgender (audio) , tranz- \

Definition of transgender

: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity differs from the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth especially : of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is opposite the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth

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Other Words from transgender

transgenderism \ tran(t)s-​ˈjen-​dər-​ˌi-​zəm How to pronounce transgender (audio) , tranz-​ \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web DeSantis then made the list again, courtesy of Shapiro, for a Daily Wire story about the Republican leader’s plan to sign a bill banning transgender women from competing in girls sports, a post that gained over 257,000 reactions and 10,400 shares. Jemima Mcevoy, Forbes, "Facebook’s Most Popular Posts This Week: Praise For Ron DeSantis, States Passing Controversial Conservative Bills," 9 May 2021 His Friday actions, though, have improved odds for final passage of Senate Bill 29, the transgender athletics measure. Alex Briseno, Dallas News, "Spat over transgender sports bill spills over as Texas House works first weekend of session," 8 May 2021 So, thankfully, there is no reason to mention here that a bill preventing transgender children from playing on teams that match their gender identity passed in the Texas Senate last month. Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News, "As sports hit statehouses, a line is blurred," 6 May 2021 And the transgender political hopeful shares the screen with images of herself earlier in life, as Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner. Los Angeles Times, "Caitlyn Jenner positions herself as a ‘compassionate disrupter’ in first recall ad," 4 May 2021 Sports haven’t necessarily been inclusive for LGBTQ+ athletes, and that’s becoming even more apparent in anti-transgender legislation introduced in 32 states, including Ohio. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Who will draw short straw of Ohio’s congressional map redraw? The Wake Up for Monday, May 3, 2021," 3 May 2021 Former Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner has come out against allowing transgender girls to participate in women's sports. April Siese, CBS News, ""It just isn't fair": Caitlyn Jenner opposes transgender girls participating in women's sports," 3 May 2021 Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee have already signed transgender sports legislation into law. Tribune News Service, al, "Transgender Georgians, families brace as states across South pass restrictive laws," 2 May 2021 Addressing anti-transgender violence was a key campaign issue for Biden. NBC News, "Undoing 4 years of 'damage': LGBTQ advocates on Biden's first 100 days," 2 May 2021

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First Known Use of transgender

1974, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2021

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“Transgender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transgender. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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transgender

adjective
trans·​gen·​der | \ tran(t)s-ˈjen-dər How to pronounce transgender (audio) , tranz- \

Medical Definition of transgender

: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity differs from the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth especially : of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is opposite the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth

Other Words from transgender

transgenderism \ -​də-​ˌriz-​əm How to pronounce transgender (audio) \ noun

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