Gender Identification

Gender identification is how a person chooses to identify on the gender spectrum. People may identify as male, female, both, neither, or gender fluid - meaning that their gender can change. Traditionally, male and female identities follow gender norms. It is crucial to understand that sex and gender are different. Sex is based on biological anatomy, and is identified by the genitalia that a person has at birth as identified by the doctor. Gender is how people present themselves and has nothing to do with what sex they were assigned at birth. If a person’s presented gender matches the sex that they were identified with at birth, that is referred to as a cis-gender identification.

Resources

Sexual Identities: Prefixes – Watch this video to learn about the man sexual identities!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRmYrl56HkA

 

The Gender Map – Explore all the genders in this video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_alNELGiHI

 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Definitions.

http://www.hrc.org/resources/sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity-terminology-and-definitions

 

Understanding Gender – knowing the difference between sex and gender and its different facets.

https://www.genderspectrum.org/quick-links/understanding-gender/

 

Gender Identity Development in Children.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/gradeschool/Pages/Gender-Identity-and-Gender-Confusion-In-Children.aspx

 

Transgender Basics – Learn more about transgender people.

https://gaycenter.org/recovery-health/health/tgnc/

 

Gender and Gender Identity – Learn the difference between sex, gender, and gender identity.

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/sexual-orientation-gender/gender-gender-identity

 

Learn Facebook’s Many Gender Options.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/15/the-complete-glossary-of-facebook-s-51-gender-options.html

 

Keep up to date with equality news through the Equality House!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/equality-house/

 

When Gender Labels Do Not Fit - Learn about non-binary or an agender label.

https://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

How LGBTQ Folx Can Stay Safe Online from Cyberbullies

https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/lgbtq-guide-online-safety/