Glossary of French gender and sex terminology

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This page lists French terms related to gender and sex. They are alphabetically ordered according to the words in French.

A[edit | edit source]

  • androgynie (androgyny)
  • assignation de sexe à la naissance (sex assignment)
  • auto-identification (self-identification)

B[edit | edit source]

  • binarité de genre (gender binary)
  • binarisme (binarism)

C[edit | edit source]

  • chirurgie de réassignation sexuelle (gender reassignment surgery)
  • cissexisme (cissexim)
  • coming out (coming out) [see "sortir du placard"]

D[edit | edit source]

  • diversité de genre (gender diversity)
  • drag king (drag king)
  • drag queen (drag queen)
  • dualité de genre (gender binary/gender duality)
  • dysphorie de genre (gender dysphoria)

E[edit | edit source]

  • expression de genre (gender expression)

F[edit | edit source]

  • femme trans, femme transgenre (trans woman) (mtf)

G[edit | edit source]

  • genre (gender)

H[edit | edit source]

  • homme trans, homme transgenre (trans man) (ftm)

I[edit | edit source]

  • identité de genre (gender identity)
  • intersexe (intersex)
  • intersexualité (intersexuality)

M[edit | edit source]

  • mtf, femme transgenre (mtf)

N[edit | edit source]

  • non-binaire (nonbinary)
  • non-conformité de genre (non-conformity)
  • normes de genre (gender norms)

P[edit | edit source]

  • passer (passing)
  • personne dont le genre est fluide (genderfluid)
  • personne allosexuelle, personne altersexuelle (queer)
  • personne androgyne (androgyne)
  • personne bispirituelle (Two Spirit)
  • personne intersexuée (intersex)
  • personne transgenre (transgender)
  • personne transsexuelle (transsexual). Note that this term has negative connotations.
  • personne non-conforme à un genre (gender nonconforming)
  • privilèges cisgenres (cisgender privileges)
  • pronom (pronoun)

Q[edit | edit source]

  • queer (queer)

R[edit | edit source]

  • rôle de genre (gender role)

S[edit | edit source]

  • sortir du placard (coming out)
  • spectre de genre (gender spectrum)

T[edit | edit source]

  • trans (trans)
  • transactivisme (transactivism)
  • transidentité (transidentity)
  • transition (transition)
  • transitionner (transitioning)
  • transphobie (transphobia)
  • transsexualité (transsexuality)
  • travesti / trav / travelo (travesti) often refer to someone who cross-dress, sometimes for sexual pleasure. Derogatory term.


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