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Gender: Home

This guide is a resource to inform and educate on the different aspects of Gender, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression.

What is Gender?

This guide aims to explore what gender, gender identity, and gender expression are. This guide provides many different resources surrounding the topic in hopes to enlighten and better inform the conversation around Gender. 

Helpful Definitions

Gender

gen·der /ˈjendər/

noun

1. either of the two sexes (male and female), especially when considered with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones. The term is also used more broadly to denote a range of identities that do not correspond to established ideas of male and female. "a condition that affects people of both genders"

2. GRAMMAR (in languages such as Latin, Greek, Russian, and German) each of the classes (typically masculine, feminine, common, neuter) of nouns and pronouns distinguished by the different inflections that they have and require in words syntactically associated with them. Grammatical gender is only very loosely associated with natural distinctions of sex.


Gender Expression

gen·der ex·pres·sion

noun

the way in which a person expresses their gender identity, typically through their appearance, dress, and behavior.
"they embrace a range of masculine and feminine gender expressions"


Gender Identity

gen·der i·den·ti·ty

noun

noun: gender identity; plural noun: gender identities

an individual's personal sense of having a particular gender.
"he said that young children should be able to explore their gender identities"
 



Gender History