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What Does Cisgender Mean?

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You've probably heard and seen the word cisgender, but what does it actually mean?

Coined in the '90s, the term was originally used to complement the term transgender.

The Oxford Dictionary defines the term as: "Denoting or relating to a person whose self-identity conforms with the gender that corresponds to their biological sex; not transgender."

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The word also comes with a lot of privilege. According to Pride.com, bathroom safety, respecting boundaries and even dating are a lot easier for people who are cis.

But when does cisgender become a slur and how should we use it on the day-to-day?

Watch the full video above to learn more.

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