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A gender nonconforming person, either by nature or by choice, does not conform to cultural gender-based expectations. For example, some boys might be seen by others as “not masculine enough” while some girls or women are seen as “not feminine enough.” Not all transgender people are gender nonconforming, and not all gender nonconforming people identify as transgender. Cisgender people may also be gender nonconforming. Gender nonconformity is often inaccurately confused with sexual orientation.

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