A derogatory term used most often by transmedicalists and TERFs to imply that certain people only identify as transgender because it is trendy— often trans youth and non-binary people. This is false; the rise in people identifying as trans is due to greater visibility, representation, and education that allows more people to learn about the language that describes their experiences earlier and in places where that language hasn’t been common before.
e.g. Jayke stopped watching a certain Youtuber because they insisted that certain non-binary people were “transtrenders”.
Further reading to gain expanded context:
Why the Trans Community Need to Ban the Word “Transtrender” for Good | Let’s Queer Things Up
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