What’s a cis man

A cis man, shorthand for “cisgender man,” is a non-trans man—a man whose assigned sex at birth is male, and whose gender identity aligns with that typically culturally associated with his sex. This distinguishes him from trans men, shorthand for “transgender men”—men who were initially assigned a female sex at birth, but exist as men.

What does being cis mean to me?

Cis is the Latin antonym of trans, and so the meaning can be easily understood as “not transgender, but cis [gender]”. In other words, it’s all the people who are confident being the gender they were assigned at birth.

What’s the difference between cisgender and transgender?

The term “cisgender” refers to people whose gender matches their sense of identity, whereas a transgender individual feels as if they’re a different gender from what they were declared at birth based on typical sex characteristics.

Is cisgender the same as heterosexual?

Gender identity and sexual orientation are also not the same things. A cisgender person can be heterosexual or homosexual, bisexual or asexual.

What does CIS mean in slang?

CIS means Confederacy of Independent Systems. This acronym/slang usually belongs to Internet Slang, Chat Texting & Subculture category.

What’s the difference between cisgender and transgender?

The term “cisgender” refers to people whose gender matches their sense of identity, whereas a transgender individual feels as if they’re a different gender from what they were declared at birth based on typical sex characteristics.

Is cisgender the same as heterosexual?

Gender identity and sexual orientation are also not the same things. A cisgender person can be heterosexual or homosexual, bisexual or asexual.

What does CIS mean when you say ‘cisgender?

The prefix “cis” means “on the same side as.” So while people who are transgender move “across” genders, people who are cisgender remain on the same side of the gender they were initially identified as at birth.

What does cis gender identification mean?

Cisgender (sometimes cissexual, often abbreviated to simply cis) is a term for people whose gender identity matches the sex that they were assigned at birth. For example, someone who identifies as a woman and was assigned female at birth is a cisgender woman.