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AGENDER

A person whose gender identity does not align with either the man or woman binary genders or another non-binary gender. Some individuals with this identity may define their identity as non-binary while others don’t identify with gender at all.

BIGENDER

A person who, typically, identifies with two genders and moves between the two. 

CISGENDER

A person whose assigned sex is female and identifies as woman or whose assigned sex is male and identifies as man. This identity is privileged because predominant societal expectations state that this is how sex and gender should align.

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GENDERFLUID

A person who does not see their gender as fixed. Their gender identity and/or gender expression may change many times over a period of time.

GENDERQUEER

A person whose appearance, behavior, interests, and subjective self-concept deviate from conventional norms for masculinity/femininity.

GENDER QUESTIONING
The process of exploring, learning, or experimenting with one’s gender

INTERSEX

A person who is born with a variety of sex characteristics that do not align in a way that fits the typical definition of male or female. They may learn of their identity at birth, at puberty when secondary sex characteristics develop, or when they attempt reproduction.

MAN

A gender which is part of the Western gender binary. It is associated with masculinity and a connection to boyhood or male-ness (as defined in one’s society). In includes both cisgender, transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary men.

NONBINARY

A person whose gender identity/expression can be described as neither man nor woman, between or beyond genders, or some combination of genders. This identity is usually related to or in reaction to the social construction of gender, gender stereotypes, and the gender binary system. Some people with this identity identify under the transgender umbrella while others do not. Some individuals who fall under this umbrella may choose another, more specific term to refer to themselves.

TRANSGENDER

A person whose gender identity and/or expression differs from the societal expectations for their assigned sex/gender. It can be used as an umbrella term for a vast array of identity categories, which can be binary or nonbinary.

WOMAN

A gender which is part of the Western gender binary. It is associated with femininity and a connection to girlhood or female-ness (as defined in one’s society). It includes cisgender, transgender, genderqueer and non-binary women.

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