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Hijras in Panchsheel Park-New Delhi. circa 1994.

Transgender is an umbrella term applied to people and behaviors which diverge from those of normative two-gender roles (male and female), usually assigned at birth. Transgender refers to the state of one's gender identity (male, female, or various other identities) and not to sexual identities, a common misunderstanding.

Transgender identities and expression have been a fixture of culture since antiquity. One example is South Asian, where Hijras (pictured at right) are considered members of a third gender.

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Genderfuck refers to the self-conscious effort to "fuck with" or play with traditional notions of gender identity, gender roles, and gender presentation.

Genderfuck, as a form of gender identity or gender expression, uses parody and exaggeration to call attention to its transgression of gender roles, seeking to expose them as artificial, often by manipulating one's appearance to create gender dissonance or ambiguity in stark opposition of the gender binary; in this way, genderfuck shares many characteristics with genderqueer, although they are two separate concepts.

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The Transgender Pride flag was designed by Monica Helms, and was first shown at a pride parade in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) in 2000.

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I may have a beard, and manly limbs and body, yet confined by these, I am and remain a woman.

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Christine Jorgensen (born George William Jorgensen, Jr. 30 May 1926 in The Bronx, New York City, USA; died 3 May 1989) was famous in the USA for having been the first widely-known individual to have sex reassignment surgery—in this case, male to female.

The second child of George William Jorgensen Sr., a carpenter and contractor, and his wife, the former Florence Davis Hansen, Jorgensen grew up in the Bronx and later described herself as having been a "frail, tow-headed, introverted little boy [sic] who ran from fistfights and rough-and-tumble games".

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