Challenging Sex & Gender
Sex is commonly understood to be
based on a person's genitals
Gender is often understood to refer
to gender identity or roles and
identification as a
both, neither, or
identity may or
body or sex
assigned at birth,
meaning the sex
listed on your
Someone who blurs, rejects, or otherwise
transgresses gender norms; also used as a term
for someone who rejects the two-gender system.
Terms used similarly include gender bender, bigender, beyond binary, third gender, gender fluid
(moving freely between genders)
“Recently, I have been in the process of informing others of
my true gender identity. What I am is androgynous- both
man and woman. What my birth sex is, is irrelevant.”
A person who lives and/or identifies as a
different sex from the one assigned at birth.
Julia Serani uses the term to “refer to people
who struggle with a subconscious
understanding or intuition that there is
something 'wrong' with the sex they were
assigned at birth and/or who feel that they
should have been born as or wish they could
be the other sex.”
Process of Changing
make up, and
to live as the
“There is no doubt that
from very early on I knew
something was wrong. I
was a girl, yet my parents
named me John Joseph
and insisted that I was a
Whom We Are Attracted To
people who are
attracted to both men
describes men who
/sexually attracted to
Lesbian: refers to
women who are
attracted to women.
refers to women who
sexually attracted to
men and men who
are attracted to
National Coming Out Day
Whether you're lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, or straight,
National Coming Out Day is
October 11 in the United States.
Homophobia is the fear and
hatred of people who are
attracted to the same sex.
“The internalized homophobia- the nagging fears
of incompetence, being too different, being
In many places in the United States and
around the world, activists are challenging
homophobia and transphobia and are
achieving positive changes.
The Think Before You Speak Campaign
The National Black Justice Coalition
The Policy Institute of the National Gay and
Lesbian Task Force
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