Transgender

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Transgender: An umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. The term may include, but is not limited to, transsexuals, cross-dressers, and other gender-variant people. Transgender people may identify as female-to-male (FTM) or male-to-female (MTF). They may be heterosexual, lesbian, gay, or bisexual. For example, a man who becomes a woman and is attracted to other women would be identified as a lesbian. Transgender people may or may not decide to alter their bodies hormonally and/or surgically.

Transsexual

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Transsexual: An older term that originated in the medical and psychological communities. Many transgender people prefer the term 'transgender' to 'transsexual.' MORE

LGBT - GLBT

Business / Human Resources (HR) / LGBT - GLBT : Acronyms for 'Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender.' MORE

Gender Identity

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Gender Identity : One's internal, personal sense of being a man or a woman (or boy or girl). For transgender people, their birth-assigned sex and their own internal sense of gender identity do not match. MORE

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