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Thank you for visiting TransgenderPurple.com. This is a place for all issues in the trans community to be discussed. All pages of this site will allow you to comment without moderation.

Be aware that everyone will be allowed to post without being censored or policed. With that in mind, please understand that with freedom comes consequences.

We will be discussing a variety of topics that range from current trends to plastic surgery options and anything in between. We welcome everyone to participate and leave your comments on this site.

You will be assigned a cute little anonymous online Avatar every time you make a comment! This site is in it’s infancy, we are going to be expanding daily and we need your support to help grow this community.  We are looking for contributors, editors, writers, lawyers, physicians and artists to write articles and submit content. Here at Transgenderpurple.com we will be talking about the elephant in the room without holding back. Let’s talk about it…

Third Gender?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The terms third gender and third sex describe individuals who are categorized (by their will or by social consensus) as neither man nor woman, as well as the social category present in those societies who recognize three or more genders. The term “third” is usually understood to mean “other”; some anthropologists and sociologists have described fourth, fifth, and even some sixth genders.

Although biology determines genetically whether a human being is male or female (on the basis of the XX or XY or a variation thereof chromosomes), the state of being neither a man or a woman is sometimes considered in relation to the individual’s gender role in society, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic. To different cultures or individuals, a third gender or sex may represent an intermediate state between men and women, a state of being both (such as “the spirit of a man in the body of a woman”), the state of being neither (neuter), the ability to cross or swap genders, another category altogether independent of men and women. This last definition is favored by those who argue for a strict interpretation of the “third gender” concept. In any case, all of these characterizations are defining gender and not the sex that biology gives to living beings.

The term has been used to describe hijras of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan who have gained legal identity, Fa’afafine of Polynesia, and Sworn virgins of the Balkans, among others, and is also used by many of such groups and individuals to describe themselves.

Like the hijra, the third gender is in many cultures made up of biological males who take on a feminine gender or sexual role. In cultures that have not undergone heteronormativity, they are usually seen as acceptable sexual partners for the “masculine” males as long as these latter always maintain the “active” role.

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Male or Female?

Transgender Purple is Here For The Transgender Person, Their Family and Friends.

Naturally, we are all identified as male or female by doctors when we are born. In the case of transgender individuals in the transgender community, this identification by other people may feel incorrect. They may identify more-so with the other sex. Remember, however, that a transgendered individual, regardless of being born as a male or female, may identify themselves as a heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual.

A common situation among transgender individuals is having been born with genitals of one gender and feeling that they are incomplete. They may feel pulled sexually, spiritually, or they simply may feel incomplete, based on the sex they have been born as. To help transgender individuals, most large cities in America have developed a strong community to help transgender people cope.

Since the boom of the internet, the transgender community has been able to grow and encourage a greater membership. They have been able to reach more people, conduct more thorough research, and develop more resources for their communities.

Through online avenues, transgender people are able to identify with other transgender stories, research and hear testimonials on transgender surgery, and ask questions to those who have been living a public transgender life. Since the popularity of chat rooms has emerged via the internet, transgender chat has allowed individuals to meet other people like them without ever leaving the privacy of their own home.

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood gender related sexual identities is that of the transgender person. Just like in the homosexual community transgender individuals have had to undergo, and still undergo, discrimination, hate crimes, and rape. In 1992, a pre-op transgender person, Susan Davis, was taken to jail on alleged prostitution charges.

While awaiting trail she was brutally raped by three male inmates. To date, the trail has not ended. People will never understand those who are different from themselves unless they want to. This first step to a better tomorrow is to try to understand the things that we don’t.