transsexual

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transsexual

, transexual
1. a person who permanently acts the part of and completely identifies with the opposite sex
2. a person who has undergone medical and surgical procedures to alter external sexual characteristics to those of the opposite sex

transsexual

a person who experiences a profound and constant dislocation between his or her physiological sex and his or her ascribed GENDER. Sometimes there is a desire to change physiological sex so that this comes into line with subjective feelings of gender identity The term ‘transsexual’ was introduced in 1953.

transsexual

[tran′sek·shə·wəl]
(psychology)
An individual whose chromosomes, gonads, and body habitus mark that individual as a member of one sex, but who feels psychically to be of the other sex, with an overwhelming desire for sex reassignment through surgical and hormonal intervention.
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Gail Leondar-Wright, who ran panels on publicity and transexuality, wrote that a GLBT conference intending to attract young people should include "slam poetry, the 'zine scene, performance art, and lyric writing.
Included is Flying With One Wing, described as the most revolutionary South Asian film of the year, which is said to be an honestly brutal portrayal of transexuality.
One evening, after several Mojitos, I found myself discussing (in my best French) the ins and outs of transexuality with Adam (who was a man with breasts and dressed as a woman) and his bi-sexual boyfriend Christian.