What does cishet mean?

Cishet is short for “cisgender heterosexual”, and refers to people who are both cisgender and heterosexual

A person is cisgender when their gender identity aligns with the sex they were assigned at birth.

A person is heterosexual, or straight, when they are romantically, emotionally, and/or sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex.

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