Sex & Gender Identity: An Intro

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From cisgender to transgender, the terminology associated with identity can be confusing. Here’s a look at some of the most common terms defined.

Learn More:
Tips for Allies of Transgender People
http://www.glaad.org/transgender/allies
“When you become an ally of transgender people, your actions will help change the culture, making society a better, safer place for transgender people – and for all people (trans or not) who do not conform to gender expectations.”

Understanding Gender
https://www.genderspectrum.org/quick-links/understanding-gender/
“For many people, the terms “gender” and “sex” are used interchangeably, and thus incorrectly.”

Resources
http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity-terminology-and-definitions
“Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Definitions”

When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/when-no-gender-fits-a-quest-to-be-seen-as-just-a-person/2014/09/20/1ab21e6e-2c7b-11e4-994d-202962a9150c_story.html
“Kelsey scans the wall of T-shirts in Five Below, one of the few stores to qualify as “quirky” in this conservative part of western Michigan.”

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