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The expected behaviors created by society that each gender must conform to

The classification of sex and gender into two distinct, opposite and disconnected forms of masculine and feminine

A scale of gender identities that range between and/or outside of the categories of male and female

Gender IdentityOne’s internal sense of self as either male, female, a blend of both or neither which can be the same or different from a person’s sex assigned at birth. 

A person who identifies with the female gender

A person who identifies with the male gender

Cishet FlagA term for someone who has a gender identity that aligns with what they were assigned at birth.

Trans FlagA term for someone who has a gender identity that does not align with what they were assigned at birth.

Nonbinary FlagAn umbrella term that refers to any gender identities that do not fall into the binary categories of “male” or "female.”

Intersex FlagA person whose combination of chromosomes, gonads, hormones, internal sex organs, gonads, and/or genitals differs from one of the two expected patterns.

Demiboy FlagCan be used to describe either someone assigned male at birth who feels but the barest association with that identification or as someone assigned female at birth who is transmasculine but not wholly binary-identified, so that they feel a vague association with social or physical “masculinity.”

DemigirlCan be used to describe either someone assigned female at birth who feels but the barest association with that identification,  or someone assigned male at birth who is transfeminine but not wholly binary-identified, so that they feel more strongly associated with “female” than “male.”

Agender FlagNot identifying with any gender; the feeling of having no gender.

Genderqueer FlagA gender expression or identity that is outside or beyond a specific culture or society’s gender expectations; A term used to refer to individuals or communities who may not identify as transgender, but who do not conform to traditional gender norms.

Genderqueer FlagA person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions and may have neither or both masculine and feminine characteristics. This identity is usually related to the questioning/challenging of the social construction of gender, gender norms and the gender binary.

Genderfluid FlagA gender identity that changes with time and/or situation; an individual that does not have a fixed gender identity and/or expression. 

Pangender FlagA person whose gender identity is comprised of multiple genders. 

Two Spirit FlagA culturally distinct gender that describes Indigenous North Americans who fulfill one of many mixed gender roles found traditionally among many Native Americans and Canadian First Nations indigenous groups. 

 

Definitions provided by "Genderqueer Identities", the Gender Equity Resource Center at Berkeley, and Gender Wiki.

This list is not exhaustive. If you have any suggestions for identities that should be added to the list, please contact us at ccgcgender@mail.fresnostate.edu.