Problem: “transgendered” (adjective)
Reason: Only adjectives that are derived from nouns and/or verbs (unlike transgender) end in “ed”.
Reason: Only adjectives that are derived from nouns and/or verbs (unlike intersex) end in “ed.”
Problem: “transgendered” (verb)
Reason: only verbs can have “ed” added onto the end of the word to become a participle. Transgender is an adjective, not a verb. One does not “transgender,” they transition.
Problem: “a transgender,” “transgenders”
Correction: a transgender person, transgender people
Reason: Transgender is not a noun. “Jake is transgender” is not only grammatically incorrect, but can be offensive.
Problem: “sex change,” “sex reassignment surgery,” “gender assignment surgery”
Correction: gender confirmation surgery, genital reconstruction surgery, genital reassignment surgery
Reason: Surgery does not change one’s sex or gender, only genitalia
Source: Trans Student Equality Resources