heteronormativity

a set of social norms supporting heterosexuality as the dominant sexuality as well as the alignment of biological sex, sexuality, gender identity, and gender roles (Lovaas & Jenkins, 2006)

language

heteronormativity and gender neutral language

Laci Green Talks about Gender, Sexual Orientation and Language “Why do you call him your partner? Isn’t he your boyfriend?” Gender-neutral language is inclusive… When everyone uses the word ‘partner’ it includes non-binaries, so people who don’t necessarily fit into a two-gender structure… and by everyone using the word ‘partner’, we didn’t force anybody in the group to out themselves…