GENDER | DIVERSITY | INCLUSION | TRANS | QUEER | FLUID | NON-BINARY | AGENDER |

Queer + Trans Inclusion Partnership

Gender + Sex

The terms 'gender' and 'sex' are not interchangeable. 


Commonly, our gender (e.g. boy or girl) is assigned to us at birth, by birth parents and practitioners, according to our biological sex e.g male, female, or intersex.

A Word About 'Queer '

'Queer' has been a pejorative term, used for many years. It was used to express prejudice and discriminate (often with violence) against the LGBT community. The negative connotations remain so for many. We should always remember how we got to where we are today.


At QTIP 'queer' or 'genderqueer' is (and has only ever been) used to describe a person's self-assigned gender identity. 


Queer describes a gender identity that is not cis. Queer identity is a non-conforming gender identity which includes e.g. non-binary, genderfluid, agender.

About Gender Identity

Most People Are Cis: Some People Are Trans


Cisgender: For the majority of people, the gender they were assigned at birth is congruent with their gender identity. Cis people do not need to transition. Most people are cis. Cis is normal and valid.


Transgender: For a minority of people the gender they were assigned at birth is incongruent with their gender identity and need transition to their identified gender. Some people are trans. Trans is normal and valid.


Education

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Health + Social Care

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Police + Community Safety

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