a person who identifies themselves as masculine, whether it be physically, mentally or emotionally.‘Butch’ is sometimes used as a derogatory term for lesbians, but is also be claimed as an affirmative identity label.cisgender /“siss-jendur”/ – adj.The word cisgender can also be shortened to “cis.”cissexism – noun : behavior that grants preferential treatment to cisgender people, reinforces the idea that being cisgender is somehow better or more “right” than being transgender, and/or makes other genders invisible.cisnormativity – noun : the assumption, in individuals or in institutions, that everyone is cisgender, and that cisgender identities are superior to trans* identities or people.Leads to invisibility of non-cisgender identities.closeted – adj.2 verb to actively support/plea in favor of a particular cause, the action of working to end intolerance, educate others, etc.agender – adj.
Often referred to as simply “sex,” “physical sex,” “anatomical sex,” or specifically as “sex assigned at birth.”biphobia – noun : a range of negative attitudes (e.g., fear, anger, intolerance, invisibility, resentment, erasure, or discomfort) that one may have or express towards bisexual individuals.
These definitions are the creation of a cultural commons: emails, online discussions, and in-person chats, with the initial curation being mine, then growing into a collaboration between Meg Bolger and me at The Safe Zone
We are constantly honing and adjusting language to — our humble goal — have the definitions resonate with at least 51 out of 100 people who use the words.
: a person whose gender identity and biological sex assigned at birth align (e.g., man and assigned male at birth).
A simple way to think about it is if a person is not transgender, they are cisgender.