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Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from the sex that they were assigned at birth. Some transgender people who desire medical assistance to transition from one sex to another identify as transsexual. Transgender, 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, pangender, 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. {{Box-footer|Read more...

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Transgender hormone therapy of the female-to-male type (FTM), also known as masculinizing hormone therapy, is a form of hormone therapy and sex reassignment therapy which is used to change the secondary sexual characteristics of transgender people from feminine (or androgynous) to masculine. It is one of two types of transgender hormone therapy (the other being male-to-female), and is predominantly used to treat transgender men and other transmasculine individuals. Some intersex people also receive this form of therapy, either starting in childhood to confirm the assigned sex or later if the assignment proves to be incorrect.

The purpose of this form of therapy is to cause the development of the secondary sex characteristics of the desired sex, such as voice deepening and a masculine pattern of hair, fat, and muscle distribution. It cannot undo many of the changes produced by naturally occurring puberty, which may necessitate surgery and other treatments to reverse. The medications used for FTM therapy include, mainly, androgens (namely testosterone) and GnRH analogues...

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  • 1 - Isis King (1985), American transgender model and actress
  • 2 - Jan Morris (1926), Welsh author
  • 5 - Chevalier d'Éon (1728-1810), French spy, diplomat and soldier
  • 6 - Jazz Jennings (2000), American transgender television personality
  • 14 - Arca (1989), Venezuelan musician
  • 21 - ContraPoints (1988), American transgender Youtuber
  • 23 - Amandla Stenberg (1998), American non-binary actor and singer
  • 24 - Anohni (1971), English singer and composer
  • 25 - Claude Cahun (1894-1954), French photographer, sculptor and writer
  • 25 - Miss Major Griffin-Gracy (1940), American transgender rights activist
  • 26 - Holly Woodlawn (1946), Puerto Rican transgender actress
  • 28 - Caitlyn Jenner (1949), American television personality and Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete.

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Christine Jorgensen (born George William Jorgensen, Jr. 30 May 1926 in The Bronx, New York City, USA; died 3 May 1989) was famous in the USA for having been the first widely-known individual to have sex reassignment surgery—in this case, male to female.

The second child of George William Jorgensen Sr., a carpenter and contractor, and his wife, the former Florence Davis Hansen, Jorgensen grew up in the Bronx and later described herself as having been a "frail, tow-headed, introverted little boy [sic] who ran from fistfights and rough-and-tumble games".

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