3 Gender IdentityA person's sense of self, with respect to being masculine, feminine, or somewhere in between. Gender identity is different from sex (male or female), sexual orientation (who you are attracted to), and may be different than birth assignment. Gender can be understood to be fluid and changing rather than static and fixed, and as a continuum with stereotypically male and female attributes at each end of the spectrum.
4 Gender ExpressionHow you choose to express yourself to the world. Not always the same as identity.
7 Please note:It is important to note that it is up to each individual to identify themselves where they fit (or don't fit) within the LGBTTIQQ2SAA spectrum. Sometimes people change their minds on how they want to be referred to and sometimes the definitions change. Never assume!
9 Definition: Transgender Individuals who feel their gender does not match their assigned sex, and who may consequently perform a gender other than that which corresponds to their sex. Also an umbrella term to describe individuals who fall outside of traditional and binary (male/female) gender categories or norms.
11 Definition: Transexual A person who experiences a mismatch between their gender identity and the biological sex they were assigned at birth, and who might change or want to change their body. This may involve large changes such as surgery and hormone therapy, or smaller (but just as tedious) changes such as change to clothing or change of their name.
15 Definition: Two-spirited Aboriginal people who possess the sacred gifts of the female-male spirit, which exists in harmony with those of the female and male. They have had traditionally respected roles within most Aboriginal cultures and societies, and may also identify as being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
19 Definition: No GenderThe state of having no gender identity, regardless of physical sex.Genderless people may or may not pursue hormone replacement therapy and/or surgery. They usually want people to refer to them with gender neutral pronouns, instead of he or she.