from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who wishes to be considered by society as a member of the opposite sex.
- n. One who has undergone a sex change.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Being a transsexual.
- n. A person whose gender self-image contradicts with the physical gender he/she was born with.
- n. One who has changed or is in the process of changing his/her physical sex by undergoing medical treatment such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and/or sex reassignment surgery (SRS).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person whose sexual identification is entirely with the opposite sex
- n. a person who has undergone a sex change operation
- adj. overwhelmingly desirous of being, or completely identifying with, the opposite sex
But as far as like the term transsexual, I just totally don't prefer at all.
Part two will be a discussion about how many classic transsexuals don't want to be labeled as transgender, and how new and legacy LGBT media needs to address self-identification when people who could fall under the term transsexual don't want to be unwillingly absorbed by transgender terminology into transgender community.
If you're looking for an English word to describe these women, "transsexual" is probably closest; "pre-op transsexual" or "non-op transsexual" is possibly more accurate, though contentious.
The problem about being transsexual is that you really never have a break.
We believe this is one of the earliest cases of what could be described as a 'transsexual' or 'third-gender grave' in the Czech Republic, says archaeologist Katerina Semradova.
The REASON I use transsexual is to avoid colonizing our umbrella term, making “trans” exclude people for whom it is relevant, who could help us in coalition, or who identify with it.
Yes SA ET, dropping the transsexual is like a MAGIC PROTECTION against violence.
It made no sense to me, since if there was a problem with the word transsexual, which there isn't, then there should have been a problem with the word transvestite.
Anyway, one of the lyric changes was taking the word transsexual out of "Sweet Transvestite" and replacing it with "sensational."
He desperately wanted his body to match his self-image: "Just as a transsexual is not happy with his own body but longs to have the body of another sex, in the same way I am not happy with my present body, but long for a peg-leg."