Gender Identity Terms
One’s internal sense of self as either male, female, a blend of both or neither which
can be the same or different from a person’s sex assigned at birth.
A term for someone who has a gender identity that aligns with what they were assigned
A term for someone who has a gender identity that does not align with what they were assigned at birth.
An umbrella term that refers to any gender identities that do not fall into the binary
categories of “male” or "female.”
A person whose combination of chromosomes, gonads, hormones, internal sex organs,
gonads, and/or genitals differs from one of the two expected patterns.
Can be used to describe either someone assigned male at birth who feels but the barest
association with that identification or as someone assigned female at birth who is
transmasculine but not wholly binary-identified, so that they feel a vague association
with social or physical “masculinity.”
Can be used to describe either someone assigned female at birth who feels but the
barest association with that identification, or someone assigned male at birth who
is transfeminine but not wholly binary-identified, so that they feel more strongly
associated with “female” than “male.”
Not identifying with any gender; the feeling of having no gender.
A gender expression or identity that is outside or beyond a specific culture or society’s
gender expectations; A term used to refer to individuals or communities who may not
identify as transgender, but who do not conform to traditional gender norms.
A person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions and may have neither
or both masculine and feminine characteristics. This identity is usually related to
the questioning/challenging of the social construction of gender, gender norms and
the gender binary.
A gender identity that changes with time and/or situation; an individual that does
not have a fixed gender identity and/or expression.
A person whose gender identity is comprised of multiple genders.
A culturally distinct gender that describes Indigenous North Americans who fulfill
one of many mixed gender roles found traditionally among many Native Americans and
Canadian First Nations indigenous groups.
Definitions provided by "Genderqueer Identities", the Gender Equity Resource Center
at Berkeley, and Gender Wiki.
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