Terminology Around Gender Identity and Expression
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Terminology Around Gender Identity and Expression

 • Gender identity - A person's deeply held sense of being a man, a woman, some of both, or neither (nonbinary). Gender identity is self-defined and cannot be by others.

 • Gender expression - The manner in which a represents their gender identity through speech, mannerisms, and/or clothing.

 • Cisgender - A person whose gender identity matches their sex assigned at birth.

 • Transgender - A person whose gender identity is different from their sex assigned at birth.

 • Transgender man/transmasculine person - A person whose sex assigned at birth was female who now identifies as male.

 • Transgender woman/transfeminine person - A person whose sex assigned at birth was male who now as a female.

 • Gender nonbinary/genderqueer/gender diverse/third gender - A person who does not identify as male or female or experiences their gender outside the traditional gender binary.

 • Gender fluid - A person whose gender identity is not static and can change over time.

 • Sexual orientation - A person's physical, romantic, or sexual attraction to others.

 • Gay - A man attracted to other men. Some women who are attracted to other women also use this term.

 • Lesbian - A woman attracted to other women.

 • Bisexual - A person who is attracted to more than 1 gender.

 • Pansexual - A person who is attracted to a person regardless of their gender identity.

 • Queer - An umbrella term that may used in place of almost any of the above terms or to indicate all of them collectively (while this term is used widely to self-identify, some individuals still perceive it as a slur).



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