Who is a Kinnar?

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Kinnar is the term for hijras in north India.

Who is a Hijra?

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According to the 2014 NALSA judgement, hijras are biological males who reject their masculine identity and identify either as women, or “not men”, or “in-between man and woman” or “neither man nor woman”. However, intersex people are also a part of hijra gharanas. In India, hijras tend to identify as a community with its own initiation rituals and professions (like …

What is Gender Dysphoria?

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Gender dysphoria is a conflict between the individual’s assigned gender and the gender with which the individual identifies. In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association released the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) which replaced the outdated entry “Gender Identity Disorder” with Gender Dysphoria, and changed the criteria for diagnosis. 

What is the meaning of Genderfluid?

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It is a gender identity that refers to a gender which varies over time. A gender fluid person may at any time identify as male, female, neutrois, or any other non-binary identity, or some combination of identities. Their gender can also vary at random or vary in response to different circumstances. Gender fluid people may also identify as multigender, non-binary …

What is Gender expression?

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Gender expression is the external manifestations of gender, expressed through a person’s name, pronouns, clothing, haircut, behaviour, voice, and/ or body characteristics. Society identifies these cues as masculine and feminine, although what is considered masculine or feminine changes over time and varies by culture. Typically, transgender people seek to align their gender expression with their gender identity, rather than the …

What is Gender identity?

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Gender identity is a person’s internal, deeply held sense of their gender. For transgender people, their own internal gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. Most people have a gender identity of man or woman (or boy or girl). For some people, their gender identity does not fit neatly into one of those two choices. …

What is the meaning of Cisgender?

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Cisgender is a term used to describe people who are not transgender, those whose gender identity is aligned with the one they are assigned at birth.

Who are transgender persons?

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Those individuals who are socially, legally and medically categorized as being either male or female, but who assert that this is not their self-identity and/or expression. Transgender people may or may not be intersex. It is a self-stated identity. Intersex persons: Those individuals who have atypical sex characteristics [anatomical, chromosomal, hormonal, etc.] that do not conform to the social, legal …