trans-erasure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

trans- +‎ erasure

Noun[edit]

trans-erasure (uncountable)

  1. (LGBT) The tendency to ignore, deny, or minimize the existence of transsexual/transgender people or transness.
    • 2007, Julie Serano, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, Seal Press (2007), →ISBN, page 189:
      While all minority voices are silenced to varying extents—usually by being denied access to media and economic and political power—there are several aspects of trans-erasure that make it particularly extensive.
    • 2013, Ely Grinfeld, "Gay marriage fails to make all feel 'gay'", The Current (Eckerd Collage, St. Petersburg, Florida), Volume 4, Issue 11, 19 April 2013, page 9:
      Even on the right, trans-erasure in legislation had been happening for a while. The re-purposing of DOMA, or Defense of Marriage Act, first proposed in 1996, specifically denied legislation recognizing the nuance in transsexual marriage, where one partner had their gender reassigned after the couple had wed.
    • 2014, Tina W., comment published in "Furor Erupts Over Cathy Brennan and Gender Identity Watch", South Florida Gay News, Volume 5, Issue 8, 19 February 2014, page 15:
      By not reporting the actual issues related to the trans community, you are actively contributing to trans-erasure.

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