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A transgender person who lives as a woman.

trans woman

A male-to-female transgender or transsexual person who was an assigned male at birth but identifies as female.

The terms trans woman and its synonym, male-to-female transsexual, are often used for individuals who have not been physically re-assigned/transitioned, and many prefer the simple word women if the process is complete.
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These problems of representation are evidenced by popular mainstream films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) in which the character Norman Bates has the dual personality of, and cross-dresses as, his mother whom he murdered (Phillips 86-94); Tom Shadyac's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) in which the villain is a deceptive transwoman (Flanagan 198-204); Chris Columbus' Mrs Doubtfire (1993) in which a divorced man, Daniel Hillard, cross-dresses as a female nanny to surreptitiously interact with his children (Flanagan 190-8); and Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs (1991), in which the serial killer, Jame Gumb, attempts to make a suit out of women's skins (Halberstam 1995, 161-77; Phillips 102-7).
Meghan Stabler, a transwoman and a member of the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Campaign, who was standing on the northwest side of the Capitol steps with a group of gay and lesbian people said they had tears in their eyes when they heard the word 'gay' being mentioned by the president, reports the Huffington Post.
What classes of medication would a transwoman be taking?
I pledge my undying allegiance to the company that airs the first national ad campaign showing a gay couple looking at wedding rings, or a transwoman shopping for clothing.
She's My Dad" tells the story of Nicke Farrell, a transwoman who finds that she may have an unknown son from her days as a man in college.
In 2009, she performed The Porcupine Woman, a combination of songs and stories, in Seattle, Atlanta, and New Haven, and as the first transwoman to appear regularly on the op-ed page of the Times, she has made her private life--or lives, first as novelist James Finney Boylan and later as Jenny Boylan--a source of public interest.
Having never lived straightforwardly "as a man," the phrase distorted her understanding of herself and communicated disregard for her as a transwoman.
Alexandra Kwizera, who left her native Burundi to find a more welcoming place to live as a transwoman, was arrested in a Nairobi restaurant because she looked "suspicious.
Survey two respondents were considered MTF if they identified as male-to-female transsexual, transwoman, transvestite, drag queen, cross-dresser, female, transgendered, or transgenderist on the question "What is your gender identity?
Critics have charged that, as a transwoman and a supporter of LGBT rights, Roughgarden is pushing her own agenda--a claim she embraces, since it doesn't change the evidence.
I especially love the cover story, which for the first time isn't a super-popular star, but a fabulous, beautiful black transwoman channeling a politician who looks pretty much like Michelle Obama," he said.