The term transgender has been gaining popularity. It reached a peak with Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn. But many people still don’t know exactly what the term actually means. Transgender doesn’t mean someone who’s taken hormones and had surgery to adopt a different gender. It means that a person has a gender identity that differs from the one they were identified with at birth. It’s a basic descriptor that shouldn’t have negative connotations. In a sentence, ‘Transgender people deserve equal rights and protections from discrimination.’ Did you know that some medical conditions affect genders differently?