Glossary: T

Transphobia

The fear or dislike of someone based on the fact they are trans, including the denial/refusal to accept their gender identity.

 

Transgender/trans

Someone whose gender identity is not the same as the sex that they were assigned at birth.

Turban

A garment covering a man’s head, consisting of a long length of material wound around a cap or the head, worn especially by Sikhs and Muslims, but have also been seen as a customary garment in certain countries, nobilities, and communities.

Transition

The period of time or process during which gender reassignment take place.

Tourette’s syndrome

A condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics.

Tetraplegia

Some degree of paralysis in all four limbs.

Tallit

A fringed, poncho-like garment traditionally worn either under or over one’s clothing by Jewish males.