Someone who is not transgender. Cisgender people identify with the gender they were assigned at birth. It is often shortened to cis, which comes from the Latin prefix meaning “on the same side of.” Cisgender should be used instead of inaccurate terms like ‘bio/logical,’ ‘genetic,’ ‘natal,’ ‘real,’ or ‘born’ when referring to people’s genders.

e.g. Brenda never witnessed how her work treated transgender people and was surprised to hear her trans coworker’s stories because she is cisgender and hasn’t spent much of her life even aware of trans issues.

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