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What is the difference between transgender, transsexual, shemale, ladyboy, and tranny?

What is the difference between transgender, transsexual, shemale, ladyboy, and tranny? As much info as possible in the answer helps a lot.

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  • 10 years ago
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    Let's correct the terms given above.

    Transgender is *not* the same as transsexual. Transgender is an umbrella term that includes transsexuals, crossdressers, and all sorts of other categories that blur traditional gender lines.

    A transsexual is a person with a profound sense of mismatch between their anatomical gender and their mind. It's major enough to cause a high rate of suicide and to cause them to risk everything they have to come out. Transsexuals are divided into three categories: pre-op, post-op, and no-op (although it gets more complicated with F2Ms, where it's more appropriate to view the surgery as having two distinct parts ("top surgery" and "bottom surgery"), the former being done more commonly than the latter).

    Shemale is a term used by the porn industry to refer to transgendered individuals, and often more specifically, transsexuals. It is seen by transsexuals similar to how the N-word is seen by African-Americans, except that it is not used by transsexuals themselves to refer to each other.

    "Ladyboy" is a rough translation of the Thai word "kathoey". The Thai people have a long tradition of many various forms of M2F transsexualism and crossdressing; Kathoey is sort of a catch-all category. The term is seen as insulting to some, but not universally.

    "Tranny" is another word generally seen by transsexuals as an insult; however, like the N-word, transsexuals will sometimes use it amongst themselves.

    Feel free to ask more questions.

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  • 4 years ago

    Shemale Tranny

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  • 4 years ago

    I have a classmate who is either transgender, transsexual, she-male, ladyboy or tranny. She was born with a penis but without testical. She underwent an operation to have it change to virginal, and 20 years later, an major operation to create a vaginal. She didn t have periods till now. Sometime she asked me who and what is it? I don t know either, it s too complicated. Though she is a women, she like female and she can feel the shiock when she make love using a bolster. Can any explains and what she is? She needs to take estrogens tablets every day but she stopped it long ago. How can I help her??? A nice classmate and friend of mine.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    How about instead of opinions we just post the definitions? Instead of interpreting them ourselves. I am a transsexual woman and its not because of a physical birth defect!!! Transgender: An umbrella term that refers to those with identities that cross over, move between, or otherwise challenge the socially constructed border between the genders. While this can include medical or social transition, it may not. Transsexual: A term referring to a person who does not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth and wishes, whether successful or not, to realign their gender and their sex through use of medical intervention.

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  • 6 years ago

    Now ive been to the Tranny and shemale Facebook, and i must say that you have to be blind , deaf and dumb not to see the difference with the obvious ones...although the ones who even had me boggled scared the daylights outta me and has me pondering on the state im in, cuz i dont wann judge anyone and its just really harder to distinguish male 2 female transexuals now a days...Transexuals are sometimes Drag-queens and the She-males are the same thing, jus they prefer to stay in that setting...

    • efennessy3 years agoReport

      Thank you for that you answered my question better than anyone could

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  • 4 years ago

    Quite simply put transgender has not had surgery transsexual has had surgery to change sex and shemale is a man who has started hormone therapy bit no surgery so has boobs but still has oenis and a cross dresser is a man or woman dressed as opposite sex

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  • 4 years ago

    A transsexual is a shemale, which is someone who is a male with a vagina, or a female with a dick.

    A Transvestite is just someone who likes dressing the other way.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    What Is A Transgender

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  • 10 years ago

    What Logic said + Ladyboys can sometimes be very feminine men that dress up as women for entertainment's and art's sake. eg. The Ladyboys of Bangkok

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  • 10 years ago

    Trans gender could be guy or girl, same as transsexual, and tranny.

    A she male, and lady boy, is a girl with male genitalia.

    What a tranny is, it's basically a gender, with the other genders reproductive organs.

    Source(s): Common sense..
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