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Transgenderism is a grassroots political movement seeking transgender rights and affirming transgender pride. For many in the transgender – or “trans” – movement, the label transgender encompasses not only transsexual and transgender people but also transvestites, drag queens, drag kings, intersexed individuals, and anyone non-conventionally gendered (i.e., anyone identifying or behaving in a manner that runs counter to expected societal norms concerning the gender assigned them after birth).

Transgenderism is also occasionally used as a general label for people with gender identity disorder, as in the International Journal of Transgenderism. [1]

Another, older and increasingly deprecated use sees transgenderism as explicitly different from “transsexualism”.

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