Alternative formsEdit


trans- +‎ lesbian


translesbian (not comparable)

  1. Being, or pertaining to being, both a trans woman and attracted to women (lesbian).
    • 1999 December 28, Deb Marsh, “Re: If only... an Xmas Lament”, in, Usenet[1]:
      I mean, what would a couple of translesbian feminist theorists like us know about the true delights of the certainty and expression of our womanhood?
    • 2008, Audrey Yue, "King Victoria: Asian Drag Kings, Postcolonial Female Masculinity, and Hybrid Sexuality in Australia", in AsiaPacifiQueer: Rethinking Genders and Sexualities (ed. Fran Martin, Peter A. Jackson, Mark McLelland, & Audrey Yue), University of Illinois Press (2008), →ISBN, page 253:
      With the success of the competition, King Victoria quickly became a Friday night institution at the Star Hotel with weekly cabaret shows and translesbian readings.
    • 2014, Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Coloniality of Diasporas: Rethinking Intra-colonial Migrations in a Pan-Caribbean Context, Palgrave Macmillan (2014), →ISBN, page 190:
      Using this conflation of subjectivities as a point of departure, Harry/Harriet becomes an unusual point of re-entry into the native land, especially if we keep in mind that this novel was written in 1987. Mother figure, sister, translesbian lover, and consistent friend, this character functions here as a catalyst, []



Coordinate termsEdit


translesbian (plural translesbians)

  1. Alternative form of trans lesbian
    • 1997, Tracie O'Keefe & Katrina Fox, Trans-X-U-All: The Naked Difference, Extraordinary People Press (1997), →ISBN, page 155:
      There are many femisexuals who never consider taking a male lover after their treatments, immediately becoming translesbians.
    • 1999, Deke Law, "Evolution", in This is What Lesbian Looks Like: Dyke Activists Take on the 21st Century (ed. Kris Kleindienst), Firebrand Books (1999), →ISBN, page 139:
      It is both irresponsible and disingenuous to talk about safe space as if translesbians make space unsafe.
    • 2009, Izzo Mirella (translated from the Italian by Simona Continente), AzioneTrans Manifesto, (2009), →ISBN, page 7:
      Many issues like transphobia, homosexual transsexuality (of both translesbians and transgay individuals), the transfeminist project, []