the groups of all people who are inclined to cross the gender line, including transsexuals, cross dressers, and gender benders. This is how the word is commonly used today. Referred to as the umbrella definition as it covers all behaviors that transcend traditional gender norms.
An umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. For some transgender people, their birth-assigned gender and their own internal sense of gender identity do not match. The term may include but is not limited to: transsexuals, intersex people, cross-dressers, and other gender-variant people. Transgender people can be female-to-male (FTM) or male-to-female (MTF); or they may define themselves as something completely different than either of those two directions. Transgender people may or may not choose to alter their bodies, but most transgender people tend to perform their genders consciously, often with greater attention to detail than people who do not call themselves transgender.