What is cis gender?

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Time for a definition! Have you ever heard someone call themselves or someone else “cis” or “cis gender”? In case you haven’t come across it yet, here’s Scarleteen’s definition of cis gender :

“Describes people who have a gender identity which is traditionally thought to “match” their assigned sex, and thought to “match” many or most of the roles, behaviours and appearances culturally expected of that sex. For example, someone who was sexed male at birth and whose gender identity is masculine; who also feels male. Often used in relation to transgender.”

Below is also a cute satirical pamphlet for “coming out cis”. The quality of the image sucks but it was found on this facebook page:


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