Gay and straight are to sexual orientation as transgender and cisgender are to ______
What word would fit best in the blank here? Some options that don’t quite seem to fit:
- Gender orientation: Doesn't seem to have widespread adoption or a well-defined meaning.
- Gender identity: It would seem more appropriate to say something like “my gender identity is female” rather than “my gender identity is cisgender”. The categories don’t align.
- Gender expression: This refers only to the outwardly visible aspects of gender, not to how a person actually identifies.