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Gender Identity



Gender is a facet of personal identity that corresponds with a set of expectations a society usually places on the biological sexes. The predominant gender identities expected in the Western world are male and female, and they are usually assumed to align with biological sex. Those whose gender identities align with their biological sex are cisgender, and those whose do not can identify as transgender (identifying as having a different gender than their biological sex), agender (having no gender identity at all), nonbinary (identifying as neither exclusively male nor exclusively female, or as a gender that is neither male nor female), or gender-fluid (not having a fixed gender identity). Discovering and becoming comfortable with your gender identity can be a difficult and painful experience, even for cisgender people who differ too far from the allowed or expected behaviors for their gender within their immediate community.

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Transgender Track Stars Speak Out as Critics Allege Unfair Advantage

Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood have faced backlash in their Connecticut community for their track and field accomplishments.

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Beyond the Gender Binary

Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today’s leading activists and artists. In this installment, Beyond the Gender Binary, Alok Vaid-Menon challenges the world to see gender not in black and white, but in full color.

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I Am

To capture the evolving ways in which we describe ourselves, we asked readers to tell us who they are. More than 5,000 people responded. The words they used show us that ‘the human experience is infinite.’

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We’re Raising Our Kids with No Gender | My Extraordinary Family

A THROUPLE are bringing up their two-year-old baby as ‘theyby,’ a term that refers to gender neutral parenting where the baby isn’t outwardly identified by its parents as either a boy or a girl.

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Emerging Gender Identities

This book offers a measured Christian response to the diverse gender identities that are being embraced by an increasing number of adolescents.

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Understanding Gender

The data show that today’s young people have significantly different understandings of gender than previous generations, with consequences for all children, families, organizations and institutions.

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Why Gender Pronouns Matter

“My pronouns are they/them/theirs, and that’s a non-negotiable...they’re so important because they are the smallest and easiest way that you can acknowledge somebody’s identity.” Trans students explain why pronouns are so important.

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Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition

Becoming a Man is a “moving narrative [that] illuminates the joy, courage, necessity, and risk-taking of gender transition” (Kirkus Reviews). For fifty years P.

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Young Trans Children Know Who They Are

A new study shows that gender-nonconforming kids who go on to transition already have a strong sense of their true identity—one that differs from their assigned gender.

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Every Sex and Gender Term Explained

When discussing hotly debated topics such as gender identity and the like, it pays to be well versed in the language and glossary terms so you can sound like you know what you're talking about. Let Trace break down some need to know terms for you.

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