The LGBT Health & Development Program

Gender Identity Map

While we may have been taught that gender means boy or girl, man or woman, many of us realize that gender is far more of a spectrum, with many different, and related, identities and expressions!

This interactive graphic provides a general “map” of gender identities and expressions that people use, with their definitions and a few examples and further links and videos. Instead of the man vs. woman binary, this map uses Masculine, Feminine, Both, and Neither to describe a spectrum of identities.

Connect-the-Dots

The lines between the circles indicate identities that are connected. For example, woman is connected to cisgender woman and transgender woman, but NOT to drag queen. This is because cis women and trans women and usually identify as women. Drag queens, however, usually identify as men when they are not “performing femininity.” For more on this, see this IMPACT blog.

Get Started!
Click “Start Prezi” on the graphic below. To move around you can:

  • Click the arrows at the bottom to move through at your own pace.
  • Click anywhere to zoom in. Click at the top or bottom of the screen to zoom out.
  • Hover your mouse to the right side of the screen to use the Home and Zoom In/Out buttons.
  • Embedded videos will play within the screen below. Links will open in a new tab.

The basic takeaway? Gender is complicated. But that’s okay!


This presentation uses a form of presenting information called a Prezi.
Thanks to intern Vanessa B. for her contributions and support for this project.



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