Grammar is key says our expert
Grammar is key says our expert

Ranveer Allahbadia: Socially accepted

What’s the grammatically sound, sensitive and most non-offensive way to refer to someone who’s transgender?
By Ranveer Allahbadia
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 07:37 AM IST

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Is it correct to say ‘a transgender’? What’s the correct way to go about this because I don’t want to offend anyone.

—DS, Via email

Grammar is the key. It is offensive to refer to a person as ‘a transgender’. It is offensive to use ‘transgender’ as a noun. It is socially accepted to use the term ‘transgender’ as an adjective. That means it’s okay to say ‘transgender person’.

Offensive: The documentary featured many transgenders.

Accepted: The documentary was about the transgender community.

Strive to be sensitive and well-versed with how society is evolving! Let’s make the world a beautiful and calming place for every soul. We are all the same on the inside.

Popularly known as BeerBiceps, Ranveer is a star YouTuber and digital marketing entrepreneur. His videos on fitness, grooming and wellness, and his recent podcasts, have won him millions of fans

From HT Brunch, May 30, 2021

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