What does is mean to be transgender?
Transgender people are people whose gender identity is different from the gender they were
thought to be at birth. Some transgender people identify as male, some as female and some as
neither male nor female, or as a combination of male and female.
What does gender neutral mean?
Gender-neutral means that one doesn’t associate with a particular gender.
Are male and female the only genders?
No, though male and female are the two main categories, there are actually multiple genders. The
Male and female genders are referred to as the gender binary. There are many gender categories
outside of the gender binary, including, but not limited to: genderqueer, gender-fluid, neutrois, and
What is a gender pronoun?
Everyone has a gender identity. Most people never think about what their gender identity is because
it matches their sex at birth. People, who have a gender different to what has been assigned to them
at birth, have to work with a transition in gender pronouns. A gender-specific pronoun is a pronoun
associated with a particular grammatical gender, such as masculine (He, Him, His), feminine (She,
Her, Hers), or gender-neutral (They, Them, Theirs).
How many pronouns are there?
There are hundred of existing pronouns used today. To promote affirmation and prevent
misgendering someone, it’s important to make an effort to refer to a person using their preferred
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