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What is cisgender, where does the word come from, and is it offensive?

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It’sPride Week, and to mark the event metro.co.uk is sharing with readers some powerful first-person stories, as well as helpful explainers, opinion pieces and even more exciting content.Gender issues have come to the fore in a number of ways in recent times, and it’s important to understand what different terms mean in an effort to use them correctly.

Unless you label yourself transgender or non-binary, it’s likely that you’d be considered cisgender – but just what does the word mean?The word transgender comes from the Latin prefix trans, which loosely translates to ‘on the other side of’.

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