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Why SiS was Created

The Sexuality Identification System was conceived by Dina D Paige, on September 10, 2009 in Toronto, Canada.  Dina D Paige is living full time as a Transgender woman and initially created this for the Transgender community.  She soon came to realize the far reaching implications of this system on many levels and has formalized this system for all to use.

The purpose of implementing the Sexuality Identification System will address the inadequacy of the current binary system.  By way of example, Male, Female and the term “sex” to describe gender is no longer adequate for fully describing the diversity of sexuality variant possibilities that exist today.

The term “SIS” is meant to replace the existing inadequate term “SEX” as a means of identification.  Wherein “sex” today only refers to male and female, SIS includes other genders.  The contemporary definition of “sex” is a physical act and not appropriate for defining gender or a person’s diverse sexuality profile.

This concept  is all encompassing and can apply to every single human being by expanding upon the individual’s unique sexuality profile.

Used as a universal identification method, its application can be used in medical, government, institutions, organizations, businesses, social groups, clubs, youth, GBLT community, etc.

The SIS system is intended to be a voluntary choice by all individuals and groups.  While there are those that will prefer to continue to use the current binary system of Male and Female, there are those that will want to represent themselves more accurately using this system.

Using the current binary “sex” system, Inter-sexed individuals have never been given recognition throughout society.  This system has given a whole new group of individuals recognition and identity.

It is important to note that SIS has been designed to include social and sexual elements appropriate to the choices of various individual and/or social groups. These are evident in Categories 4 and 5. Again, it should be noted that this is a voluntary system and it is entirely up to each individual to choose to whether or not they wish to define themselves within these Categories as defined in the Sexuality Identification System.  It would not be appropriate in some environments to include these two elements (eg. corporate).  Therefore in an employment application the first 3 Categories are the only Categories that would apply.


The SiS Logo and How it Came to be

The identification of a logo for SiS was a very careful and well thought out process.  The Mobius symbol  used for the SiS logo has many symbolic meanings.  The colors representing pink for Female and blue for Male were blended to create purple for Other.  The mobius itself represents infinity.  Upon further study of the mobius it was agreed that the left side of the mobius abstractly resembled an “S” and the right side was a reversed “S”.  There is also an aspect that the three genders are linked in an embrace.


The Acronymn

If there were to be a formal migration from using “Sex” as the term for gender identification to using the acryonum SiS for Sexuality Identification System, it would be an easy transition.  As with the logo, the color choice was carefully considered and the use of the pink and the blue on each side of the purple is symbolic of support of the “other”.  It was decided to use the lower case “i” in the acronym to depict a generic gender symbol.  It is hoped that society will accept this generic gender symbol as a global standard.

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