Arrow-right Camera

Definitions

Sex: a biological category based upon reproductive functions and organs.

Gender: the state of being male or female as defined by society.

Transgender: a person who expresses a gender identity that doesn’t correspond with their biological sex.

Cisgender: people whose biological sex and gender match.

Genderqueer: A person who doesn’t identify as either male or female, or identifies with a combination of male and female genders.

Gender-nonconforming: An individual who doesn’t match masculine and feminine gender norms.

Pronouns: Some transgender people prefer to go by the gender-neutral pronouns, they, them and theirs.

Transitioned: Transgender people almost always take hormones to help them develop secondary sexual characteristics consistent with their identity. After taking hormones, patients have the option of getting a number of sex reassignment surgeries, however not all transgender people do this.

Passing: A person’s ability to, at a glance, be seen as a cisgender man or woman.

Source: Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Reference Guide



You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus