The terms transgender and transsexual can refer to a person who has a different gender identity to the sex that a doctor assigns them at birth. However, many people find the term transsexual outdated and offensive. This article discusses the definitions and differences of these two terms and whether the term transsexual is offensive. We also look at which terminology a person can avoid alongside the resources available for those who are transgender. Sex and gender exist on spectrums.
Fatal Violence Against the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Community in 2020
An online campaign against the inclusion of the comedy writer in the Prime Time report has culminated in a petition to the broadcaster seeking his removal from the programme. He has frequently expressed transphobic views in public and has used his social media platform to denigrate transgender people. The current transgender debate is often vitriolic — especially when conducted online. The issue of children and teenagers choosing a gender different from the one assigned to them at birth is a particularly divisive one. Linehan — an active Twitter user with , followers under his handle Glinner — has tweeted extensively about transgender issues.
Sadly , has already seen at least 44 transgender or gender non-conforming people fatally shot or killed by other violent means, the majority of which were Black and Latinx transgender women. We say at least because too often these stories go unreported -- or misreported. Since HRC began tracking this data in , advocates have never seen such a high number at this point in the year.