trans-identified male

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Alternative forms

  • TIM (initialism)


trans-identified male (not comparable)

  1. (derogatory, offensive) Transgender female.
  2. Transgender male.
    • 2010, Tam Sanger, Trans People’s Partnerships: Towards an Ethics of Intimacy, Springer, →ISBN, page 53:
      Louise and her trans-identified male partner were considering having a baby together. Louise could not bear a child but her partner, who had not yet started transitioning, could []
    • 2006, The Advocate, page 33:
      I began taking testosterone last June [] I attended Transitions, a university-sponsored trans support group, and this year served as the first trans-identified male cochair of my university's LGBTIQQA student group, Open Doors.
    • 2010, A. Carter Sickels, What does masculinity mean to you: trans males creating identities of possibilities:
      I had been considering several different groups for my thesis project, and at first had resisted writing about the trans-identified male community.


trans-identified male (plural trans-identified males)

  1. (derogatory, offensive) A trans woman.
    • 2013, Eva Moser, Manufacturing Insanity - Vol. 1 - Creating Truth / When Darkness Falls,, →ISBN, pages 53–54:
      [] they do not acknowledge that acting in female roles in the theatre could possibly have been one of the few socially borderline accepted ways for some trans-identified people to live their lives, they do not allow for the obvious that trans-identified males might have sought-out social roles in which a castration was part of the social right of passage or they may have been drawn to a life that included wearing female attire as a social or professional requirement in a socially accepted way.
    • 2018 November 19, Amelia Tait, “Mumsnet moderators are struggling to find the line between free speech and transphobia”, in[1]:
      Mumsnet’s new moderation rules...ban transphobic terms such as “trans-identified male” (used offensively instead of “trans woman”)
    • 2018 November 28, D. Schlenk, Why transgenderism is a political ideology and not 'gender identity', in de.soc.weltanschauung.misc, Usenet, quoting a Federalist article by Rick Moran (from 2018 November 26), quoting Meghan Murphy:
      "In this case, the tweets in question named Lisa Kreut, a trans-identified male."
    • 2018, Heather Brunskell-Evans, Michele Moore, Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, →ISBN, page 103:
      As Ally commented if I were in a lesbian group now and there was a trans-identified male present, I would find it very, very difficult to stay a part of that group.
  2. A trans man.
    • 2010, A. Carter Sickels, What does masculinity mean to you: trans males creating identities of possibilities:
      Abstract: This thesis addresses the multiple ways that trans-identified males experience gender, masculinity, and identity. In this ethnographic project, seven trans-identified males living in the Triangle of North Carolina speak about their daily experiences and share their personal narratives to reveal diverse masculine identities.

Usage notes

The first sense is used chiefly by individuals, many of whom are regarded as TERFs, who believe that transgender women should be regarded as male.

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