Glossary: G

Gender

Often expressed in terms of masculinity and femininity, gender is largely culturally determined and is assumed from the sex assigned at birth

 

Gender Reassignment

The process of transitioning from one gender to another.

Gender Identity

A personal conception of one’s own gender.

Gender Dysphoria

When a person experiences discomfort or distress because there is a mismatch between their sex assigned at birth and their gender identity.

Gay

People attracted to members of the same sex.