Is “cisgender” a slur? (The answer is no.)

Is “cisgender” a slur? (The answer is no.)

Since I started down this strange and exhausting (but ultimately rewarding) path of openly talking about what it’s like to try to just exist in this society as a transgender person, I’ve gotten lectured a lot by people who don’t like what I’m...
The big list of gender identities

The big list of gender identities

On this page you’ll find a regularly growing list of gender identities in alphabetical order, with a short description for each. Each identity has intricate nuances and variations, and even—most likely—its own gender pride flag. There’s a huge amount to...
What does it mean to be genderfluid?

What does it mean to be genderfluid?

Genderfluid is when someone’s sense of gender shifts in a fluid way. It covers a huge range of different gender experiences. There are countless ways for a person to be genderfluid. Some genderfluid people shift from female to male and back again within the span...
Gender lexicon: vocab and concepts to know

Gender lexicon: vocab and concepts to know

This is a reference page explaining terms that are used in conversations around gender. I’ll be adding to it over time as I learn more. Before we dive into the vocab list, here are some general concepts to understand about gender. Gender is different from...
LGBTQIA+: the reason for each letter

LGBTQIA+: the reason for each letter

It wasn’t too long ago that the pride movement was just using four letters: LGBT. Then it was LGBTQ. Then it was LGBTQ+. Then we added the I. And now we’re around to LGBTQIA+. That’s a lot of letters. So why do we have all these letters, and what do...