Dissonance or nonconformity with gender:

The expression of a person's gender differs from social norms and expectations traditionally associated with her assigned at birth or gender identity or sex.


It refers to the socialized identities prescribing roles, responsibilities, characteristics and behaviors attributed built by society to women and men and the social and cultural meaning attributed to these biological differences.

Gender expression:

Ways a person communicates their gender identity through their physical appearance (including dress, hair styles and the use of cosmetics), mannerisms, speech patterns and behavior patterns in interaction with others.

Gender identity:

The perception of a person to be a man, woman, or some alternative gender or combination of genres. Gender identity of a person may or may not correspond with the sex assigned at birth.

Sex assigned at birth:

It is sex that is assigned to the person who has just been born, usually as male or female, based on the appearance of the external genitalia.

Sex reassignment:

It is a term that refers to surgical procedures by which the sexual characteristics of a person's birth so that they become as gender with which the patient is identified change.

Sexual orientation:

The ability of each person to feel a deep emotional and sexual attraction to individuals of a different gender or the same gender, or more than one genre, as well as the ability to maintain intimate and sexual relations with these people.

Trans people:

Adjective used to refer to people whose identity and / or gender expression does not correspond to social norms and expectations traditionally associated with their sex assigned at birth. This term includes: Transgender and Transsexual People.


Adjective used to refer to a diverse group of people whose gender identities differ in varying degrees of sex they were assigned at birth, but they have not altered or who do not want to change the primary sexual characters with which they were born.


Adjective (often applied by the medical profession) to describe people who seek to change or have changed their primary sexual characters and / or secondary sex characteristics through medical interventions (hormones and / or surgery) to feminize or masculinized. These interventions usually are accompanied by a permanent change in gender roles.