Quick Answer: How Do You Say Cisgender?

What is Cisgender vs straight?

Cisgender is a word used to describe gender identity.

Straight, on the other hand, is used to describe sexual orientation.

Being cisgender isn’t the same thing as being straight, but they can overlap: People can be both cisgender and straight.

What does the CIS in Cisgender mean?

Cisgender (sometimes cissexual, often abbreviated to simply cis) is a term for people whose gender identity matches the sex that they were assigned at birth. For example, someone who identifies as a woman and was assigned female at birth is a cisgender woman.

When did Cisgender become a word?

“Cisgender” was coined in academic journal articles in the 1990s. It started to gain broader popularity from around 2007 when transgender theorist Julia Serano discussed it in her book Whipping Girl. Over the next decade, activists, scholars and online forums helped to, literally, spread the word.

How do you pronounce Cishet?



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What does the Q stand for in Lgbtq?

lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender

What does TERF mean?

trans-exclusionary radical feminist