transphobia

noun trans·pho·bia \ ˌtran(t)s-ˈfō-bē-ə , ˌtranz- \

Definition of transphobia

: irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against transgender or transsexual people
  • We're also seeing historic levels of transphobia—discrimination, hate speech and violent, even fatal attacks on transgender women and men.
  • —Terry O'NeillThe Huffington Post8 Sept. 2014

transphobic

play \ˌtran(t)s-ˈfō-bik, ˌtranz-\ adjective
    • transphobic comments
    • … people fleeing homophobic or transphobic persecution.
    • —Mary O'Hara, The Guardian (London)16 July 2014

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