trans-identified male

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trans-identified male (not comparable)

  1. (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. (offensive) A trans woman.
    • 2013, Eva Moser, Manufacturing Insanity - Vol. 1 - Creating Truth / When Darkness Falls, (→ISBN), page 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.

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The first sense is used chiefly by individuals who believe that transgender women should be regarded as male.

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