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Terms Starting with G

An umbrella term for people with gender identities that fall somewhere outside of the traditional conceptions of strictly either female or male. People with non-binary gender identities may or may not use more specific terms to describe their genders (e.g., agender, genderqueer, gender fluid, two spirit, bigender, pangender, gender nonconforming, gender variant).
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Gender Affirming
Helping or enabling a person, especially a transgender person, to live according to their gender identity.
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Gender Expression
Gender-related traits that may or may not be consistent with traits typically associated with a person's assigned sex at birth. External manifestations of gender, expressed through one's name, pronouns, clothing, haircut, behavior, voice, or body characteristics.
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Gender Identity
A person's sense of being either male, female, both, or neither. This may be different from what is traditionally associated with the person's assigned sex at birth.
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