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)

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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…


The belief that people fall into distinct and complementary genders (man and woman) with natural roles in life. (Wikipedia) The view that all human beings are either male or female, both in sex and in gender, and that sexual and romantic thoughts and relations are normal only when between people of different sexes. (Wordnik) Heteronormativity emphasises the extent to which…