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'Cisgender' Has Been Added To The Oxford English Dictionary

06/25/2015 03:45 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

The compilers of the Oxford English Dictionary might have viewed it as just another word, but for people who have spent their lives fighting for the equal treatment of transgender people, it represents much more than that.

The term “cisgender” has entered the pages of the historic dictionary for the first time, meaning that the vast majority of people who identify with the gender on their birth certificate now have an official “definition” – not just those who do not.

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