Difference between revisions of "Transgender activism"

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'''Transgender''' is a term referring to people whose tendencies diverge from the traditional [[gender]] roles.  For instance, a person may feel they have been born into the wrong body, and may undergo a [[sex change operation]] to obtain the appearance of the opposite sex.
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'''Transgender activism''' is based on the premise (or claim) that
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a person who feels they have been "born into the wrong body" has a right to a [[sex change]]. Through cosmetics, grooming, clothing and an official name change, such a person can adopt the opposite sex's [[gender]] role.
  
Being transgender does not imply a specific form of sexual orientation (i.e. [[homosexual]], [[bisexual]], [[heterosexual]], or [[asexual]]).
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Whether seeking a [[sex change]] is linked to [[sexual orientation]] is hotly disputed in the political arena of Western countries, where most [[sex change]]s have occurred.

Revision as of 19:01, 21 August 2007

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Gender identity disorder. (Discuss)

Transgender activism is based on the premise (or claim) that a person who feels they have been "born into the wrong body" has a right to a sex change. Through cosmetics, grooming, clothing and an official name change, such a person can adopt the opposite sex's gender role.

Whether seeking a sex change is linked to sexual orientation is hotly disputed in the political arena of Western countries, where most sex changes have occurred.