Transgender is a general term that describes people whose gender identity, or their internal sense of being male, female, or something else, does not match they were assigned at birth. By contrast, the term cisgender describes people whose gender identity aligns with the they were assigned at birth. According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, there are about 1.4 million transgender people in the United States, who fall into several categories. A transgender woman was labeled as male at birth but has the gender identity of a female. A transgender man was assigned female sex at birth but identifies as male. Some transgender people don’t identify with one gender exclusively.