Transgender is a term used to describe a person whose gender identity [how a person identifies themselves as a man, woman, or another gender] does not align with the sex they were assigned at birth [the designation of being male or female].
- A person who was assigned female at birth but identifies as a man is transgender.
- A person who was assigned male at birth but identifies as a woman is also transgender.
Very Simple Definition:
Transgender means someone who feels like they are a different gender than the one they were born as.
- A person who was born as a boy but feels like they are really a girl is transgender.
- A person who was born as a girl but feels like they are really a boy is also transgender.