When Did Cisgender Become A Word?

The terms cisgender and cissexual were used in a 2006 article in the Journal of Lesbian Studies and Serano’s 2007 book Whipping Girl, after which the term gained some popularity among English-speaking activists and scholars.

When was the word Cisgender first used?

While transgender dates to at least 1970, cisgender is a child of the 1990s: our evidence dates it back as far as 1994. It got its first element from a prefix that means “on this side,” from the Latin cis or citra, which has the same meaning.

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.

Who made up the word CIS?

Where does cis come from? Cissexual was coined in the mid 1990s by a German sexologist. He used the Latin preposition cis, meaning “on this side of,” as a contrast to transsexual, trans being the Latin for “on the other side of” or “across.”

What is CIS male?

noun. a person who was born male and whose gender identity is male.