Gender equality is a state in which people have access to rights or opportunities regardless of gender.
Gender-inclusive language is speaking and writing in a way that does not discriminate against a particular sex, social gender or gender identity, and does not perpetuate gender stereotypes. Given the key role of language in shaping cultural and social attitudes, using gender-inclusive language is a powerful way to promote gender equality and eradicate gender bias.
Gender equity, gender- neutral, gender diversity, gender discrimination, gender bias, gender norms, masculine, feminine, sexism, patriarchy, feminism, misogny
Relating to gender and/or sexual orientation:
Agender, bigender, androgynous, cisgender, cishet, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, non-binary, intersex, queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, heteronormativity, AMAB (assigned male at birth), AFAB (assigned female at birth), QTPOC (queer, trans people of color)
- Outdated terms: hermaphrodite, transvestite, FTM. MTF, sexual preference, sex change, A transgender/“tranny” (offensive)
- NLGJA Stylebook on LGBTQ terminology by LGBTQ journalists. https://www.nlgja.org/stylebook/