This refers to a person’s internal, deeply felt sense of being a female or male, or something in between. As a person’s gender identity is internal, it is not necessarily visible to others, and does not necessarily correspond with the person’s biological sex. As such, a person’s ‘gender expression’ refers to how they express their sense of femininity, masculinity or …
People who do not perform their gender roles in conformity with social expectations attached to their biological sex.
The attributes and behaviours that society expects and ascribes to people based on their biological sex. The terms ‘male’ and ‘female’ describe biological sex, whereas the terms ‘woman’ and ‘man’ describe socially constructed gender roles.
A gender identity that refers to a gender which varies over time. A gender fluid person may at any time identify as male, female, neutrois, or any other nonbinary identity, or some combination of identities. Their gender can also vary at random or vary in response to different circumstances. Gender fluid people may also identify as multigender, non-binary and/or transgender.
People who do not conform to traditional gender norms and express a nonstandard gender identity. Some may not change their physical sex or cross dress, but identify as genderqueer, gender neutral or androgynous.
A person who is emotionally and sexually attracted to the same gender. This term is more widely used as a personal identity by men than women, and is used as both a personal and community identity.