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transgenderal (plural transgenderals)

  1. (uncommon) A transgender person.
    • [1969 December, Virginia Prince, “Change of Sex or Gender”, in Transvestia[1], volume IX, number 60, Chevalier Publications, →LCCN, archived from the original on 2021-12-27, page 65:
      [] I (and others in the same position) who have had electrolysis, taken hormones and live as a woman full time am not a transexual, are wrong. [] I, at least, know the difference between sex and gender and have simply elected to change the latter and not the former. If a word is necessary, I should be termed a “transgenderal.”]
    • 1980, Kenneth E. Read, Other Voices: The Style of a Male Homosexual Tavern[2], Novato, Cali.: Chandler & Sharp Publishers, Inc., →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, pages 187, 201:
      These culturally bound assumptions have bedevilled the entire anthropological literature on the berdache in Native American cultures, and it is because of this that I have followed the lead of Angelino and Shedd when referring to the phenomenon of the berdache-transgenderal, for as Fitzgerald (1977) points out: "A berdache . . . may be a transvestite, but a transvestite need not be a berdache; and neither need be homosexual." []
      transgenderal A term that is currently being promoted to replace "transsexual" (below).
      transsexual An individual who is psychologically motivated to assume the cultural identity, roles, and status of someone of the opposite gender and who views himself or herself in this way alone. Many transsexuals prefer the term "transgenderal." The gender "change" may be made without the assistance of male and female hormones or cosmetic surgery. Transsexual is not synonymous with "transvestite."
    • 1996, Diane Richardson, Theorising Heterosexuality: Telling it Straight, page 141:
      [] the struggle for women's liberation and for the liberation of men and transgenderals []
    • 1999, Sterling K. Gerber, Enhancing Counselor Intervention Strategies, page 182:
      [] there has been concern over prejudicial treatment of members of sexual minorities - gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenderals or transexuals.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:transgenderal.

Adjective edit


  1. Transgender; transgendering.
    • 1995, William A. Young, The World's Religions: Worldviews and Contemporary Issues:
      However, most are transgenderal, occurring within the framework of the man-woman role known to observers as berdache. The term berdache apparently comes from the Arabic word bardaj, meaning a boy slave kept for erotic purposes []
    • 2007, Vanessa Baird, The No-nonsense Guide to Sexual Diversity, New Internationalist, →ISBN, page 19:
      [] that their macho 'real men' clients want to be the receptive partner. In many cultures same-sex sexualities are 'transgenderal' in that they put gender identity in question. In Latin America, for example, female terms such as loca or []
  2. Expressing or taking a different gender role (for example, in sexual roleplay).
    • 2000 August 31, Michael R. Kauth, True Nature: A Theory of Sexual Attraction, Springer Science & Business Media, →ISBN, page 88:
      Greenberg's second common form of sexual and erotic relationship is transgenderal. Here, partners are different genders or play different gender roles, although they are not necessarily different sexes.

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