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The Office for Gender & Sexual Diversity offers workshops upon request based around a series of topics in a bid to make spaces safe and affirming for transgender people across Tulane.
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS- Toronto PFLAG LGBTQ2S+ Terminology Resource
When entering a new community or subject area, sometimes the array of terminology can be a bit overwhelming. This is even more true in the LGBTQ2S+ world, because so much is changing quickly, including the terms that are considered appropriate to use.
We’ve included a starter list here, which is long but by no means complete. You don’t have to memorize them all, but being familiar with the terms may be helpful. The most important thing is to LISTEN if someone tells you how they identify, and to BELIEVE that they know themselves.
Trans Student Educational Resources, 2015. “The Gender Unicorn.” http://www.transstudent.org/gender.
One’s internal sense of being male, female, neither of these, both, or another gender(s). Everyone has a gender identity, including you. For transgender people, their sex assigned at birth and their own internal sense of gender identity are not the same. Female, woman, and girl and male, man, and boy are also not necessarily linked to each other but are just six common gender identities.
The physical manifestation of one’s gender identity through clothing, hairstyle, voice, body shape, etc. Many transgender people seek to make their gender expression (how they look) match their gender identity (who they are), rather than their sex assigned at birth.
Sex Assigned at Birth:
The assignment and classification of people as male, female, intersex, or another sex based on a combination of anatomy, hormones, chromosomes. It is important we don’t simply use “sex” because of the vagueness of the definition of sex and its place in transphobia. Chromosomes are frequently used to determine sex from prenatal karyotyping (although not as often as genitalia). Chromosomes do not always determine genitalia, sex, or gender.
Physically Attracted To:
Sexual orientation. It is important to note that sexual and romantic/emotional attraction can be from a variety of factors including but not limited to gender identity, gender expression/presentation, and sex assigned at birth.
Emotionally Attracted To:
Romantic/emotional orientation. It is important to note that sexual and romantic/emotional attraction can be from a variety of factors including but not limited to gender identity, gender expression/presentation, and sex assigned at birth. There are other types of attraction related to gender such as aesthetical or platonic. These are simply two common forms of attraction.
What is a nonbinary gender? | Riley J. Dennis
Trans Student Educational Resource (TSER) Gender Pronouns
Note from TSER-
There are no “male/female” or “man/woman” pronouns. All pronouns can be used for any gender and are gender neutral.
We also do not use “preferred pronouns” due to people generally not having a pronoun “preference” but simply having “pronouns.” Using “preferred” can accidentally insinuate that using the correct pronouns for someone is optional.
[image description: a chart of some gender pronouns by Trans Student Educational Resources. The columns are the “subjective, objective, possessive, and reflexive” part of each pronoun set and an example.
The first pronoun set is she, her, hers, and herself. The examples are “she is speaking. I listened to her. The backpack is hers.”
The second set is he, him, his, himself. The examples are “he is speaking. I listening to him. The backpack is his.”
The third set is (singular) they, them, theirs, themself. The examples are “they are speaking. I listened to them. The backpack is theirs.”
The fourth set is ze, hir or zir, hirs or zirs, hirself or zirself. If used it would be ze/hir/hirs/hirself or ze/zir/zirs/zirself. The graphic happened to combine them into one row. The examples included “ze is speaking. I listened to hir. The backpack is zirs.”
A note at the top reads “Please note these are not the only pronouns. There are an infinite number of pronouns as new ones emerge in our language. Always ask someone for their pronouns.
Designed by Landyn Pan. End description]
International Pronouns Day Resources
International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.
Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities.
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MyPronouns.Org Resources on Personal Prounouns visit this resource to find answers to:
The Singular They:
Merriam Webster Singular 'They' Though singular 'they' is old, 'they' as a nonbinary pronoun is new—and useful
Neopronouns- learn more about Neopronouns here