An Introduction to Gender Identities

GENDER IDENTITIES TO KNOW

Here are some of the most common gender identities reported by gender diverse people in the United States

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Trans woman / transgender woman / trans feminine

A person who identifies as a woman and was assigned male at birth.

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Trans man / transgender man / trans masculine

A person who identifies as a man and was assigned female at birth.

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Nonbinary / genderqueer / gender expansive

A person who does not identify exclusively as a man or a woman, but as both, neither, or somewhere in between.

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Bigender

A person who identifies as having two or more genders.

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Genderfluid

A person who identifies as having two or more genders, and who experiences their gender as varying or shifting over time.

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Agender

A person who does not identify as having a gender identity or who experiences their gender as neutral.

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Two Spirit

A person who fulfils one of many mixed or crossed gender roles found in many Native Americans and Canadian First Nations groups.

Many more gender identities exist, such as:

  • Omnigender
  • Demigirl / demiboy
  • Androgyne
  • Hijra
  • Pangender
  • and many more!
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