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Short Summary of Sex, Gender & Orientation Terms


Male, Female, or Intersex
Dependent upon external genitalia, reproductive organs, and sex chromosomes.


Man, Woman, Genderqueer, Non-binary, Other

Cisgender - Gender matches sex assigned at birth

Transgender - Gender does not match sex assigned at birth

Gender Identity - The inherent, internal sense of one's own gender

Gender Expression - How an individual presents themselves to those around them



Straight, Gay or Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual or Asexual
Includes concepts of sexual attraction, sexual behaviour, romantic attraction, and sexual identity