Transgender or Transgendered?

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Transgender or Transgendered?

jadenthenewkid jadenthenewkid
What are your views on which word to use? Do you think "transgender" or "transgendered" is the more correct term?
03/03/2012
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Ciao. Ciao.
I tend to prefer "transgendered" or just "trans" personally.
03/03/2012
Liberalqueer Liberalqueer
Trans or transgender for myself.
03/03/2012
sharksteak sharksteak
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Originally posted by jadenthenewkid
What are your views on which word to use? Do you think "transgender" or "transgendered" is the more correct term?
I think either works fine.
03/03/2012
Peggi Peggi
I'm told without the 'ed' is politically correct but my best friend Chrissy was the only one I talked to so I accidentally add the 'ed' to the end, as a habit. I also until recently thought "tranny" was acceptable, because I was never told different lol.
03/04/2012
BobbiJay BobbiJay
It's weird with one of my transgender friends he likes being called a tranny, but my other friend gets really pissed off. I just don't say it for fear of it slipping out and then getting into a fight with my other friend.
03/04/2012
Lock Lock
Transgender is the more appropriate term, transgendered is a bit grammatically incorrect.

Either one is fine with me.
03/05/2012
tigertoes tigertoes
Transgender is the grammatically correct version
03/05/2012
Ly-Ra Ly-Ra
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Originally posted by jadenthenewkid
What are your views on which word to use? Do you think "transgender" or "transgendered" is the more correct term?
Generally trans or transgendered. Those seem more like adjectives, while transgender makes it feel like a noun, like I'm simply a thing.
03/06/2012
Alx Alx
I prefer "transgender" ; and "trans*" any day. to me, "transgendered&qu ot; just seems like "straighted" or "cissed" to me, which is just... strange. and 'tranny' just grinds my gears, holy ....
03/06/2012
tardisblue tardisblue
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Originally posted by jadenthenewkid
What are your views on which word to use? Do you think "transgender" or "transgendered" is the more correct term?
For some reason, "transgendered" bothers me, probably because I've mostly heard it used among those who are not so supportive. In any case, "transgender" is more grammatically correct.
03/10/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
Grammatically, "transgender" is correct. But I find that it sounds better with the "ed." At least depending on the usage. "Trans" is the best to me, but it can require some explanation sometimes.
03/12/2012
xoxo xoxo
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Originally posted by jadenthenewkid
What are your views on which word to use? Do you think "transgender" or "transgendered" is the more correct term?
transgendered
03/12/2012
Youssii Youssii
Transgender is grammatically correct; to be transgendered means that transgender would be a verb, as in something you do - I didn't transgender, we don't transgender. Hence we can't be "transgendered".
05/04/2012
pestilence pestilence
I prefer "transgender" because most people I've seen use "transgendered" are either very uneducated about trans issues or radical feminists. I have little respect for such people in either case.
05/05/2012
Faeboy Faeboy
Because "transgender" is an adjective, it needs a noun to go with it - like man, woman, or person. You can't be "a transgender"
05/05/2012
TakeHimAway TakeHimAway
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Originally posted by Peggi
I'm told without the 'ed' is politically correct but my best friend Chrissy was the only one I talked to so I accidentally add the 'ed' to the end, as a habit. I also until recently thought "tranny" was acceptable, ...
The former is great; some people are bothered by the latter - tranny.
05/06/2012
transfag transfag
If some trans* people themselves prefer "transgendered," that's fine. But as a general rule, trans, trans* or transgender are preferred to "transgendered." This is primarily because "transgendered" has medicalized connotations, like it's a condition--a nasty association considering our (continuing) history with the Standards of Care.

Tr***y is a slur used overwhelmingly against trans women, and many non-binary male assigned at birth (MAAB) trans* people. It connotes "man-ness," and transmisogyny, and it's really only okay for trans women and some non-binary MAAB people to reclaim it.
05/14/2012
Sex Positivity Sex Positivity
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Originally posted by transfag
If some trans* people themselves prefer "transgendered," that's fine. But as a general rule, trans, trans* or transgender are preferred to "transgendered." This is primarily because "transgendered" has medicalized ...
Exactly this. I use trans*and transgender.
05/14/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Looking at the root words I feel like it's more that someone is a 'Transgender' if they're currently taking hormones/have not gone 'all the way' yet and that someone has become 'Transgendered' when they have completed the transition from one gender to the other. Now this can also be seen as a mental transition (without surgery) but that's just how I always assumed the terms were meant to be used. *shrugs*

Great topic!
05/14/2012
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