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BIG GAY GLOSSARY | Misgendering

What does Misgendering mean?

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Misgendering is when someone accidentally or deliberately refers to a person with the wrong gender pronoun. It can happen to cisgender and transgender people.

Referring to a trans woman as “he” saying “him” or “his” or a trans man as a “she” or “her” is misgendering.

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It is considered deeply offensive to some trans people – especially if the misgendering is done with malice or deliberately.

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