gender spectrum

“There’s nothing wrong with taking a label for gender and finding out it doesn’t work for you,” Yesenia Ruelas, a self-described
The expectations of femininity didn't suit me so I assumed that I had to pick the other option. I didn't realize it didn't have to be an either/or situation.
Ever wonder about the brain's white matter microstructure diffusivity? Don't know what the hell we're talking about? Well, start paying attention... because it may be important in determining our gender identity.
Let us not forget that transgender is an umbrella that encompasses all persons whose authentic identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female genders and assigned gender at birth. Male and female are increasingly being presented as two distinct states, with nothing between.
"So, when I say, 'I’m genderqueer,' I don’t identify, I don’t feel like a man or a woman," Tobia said. "I’m just kind of
As expected, there was a rush of praise from the LGBT community, and condemnation from Fox News and its reactionary brethren. On further analysis, I believe this is significant progress yet not as momentous a change as some imagine.
A few months ago I was filling out an online customer survey. Under "gender," in addition to "male" and "female," there was a third option: "other." I thought that was impressive. Then Facebook came along and added 50. Bravo, Facebook, bravo.
Transgender and genderqueer individuals challenge us to think about how people are defined and what it means to be who we really are. What constitutes a man or a woman is dictated by cultural norms, and how we identify with a certain gender is more complicated than we think. Gender is a spectrum.
I feel deeply male, yet I'd never want to be just a man. I am deeply proud of being assigned and raised female yet prefer not to be referred to as "she." I like to think there are more than two choices. Male? Female? Not enough.
My discomfort in watching the joyous reactions to recent gains for marriage equality stems from my understanding of the Stonewall rebellion as an impetus for revolutionary change within an oppressive social structure, as opposed to mere reform, accommodation, or assimilation.
The idea that bisexuals are attracted to only two genders is an incredibly common stereotype of all bisexuals. Many people assume that the "bi" aspect of the word "bisexuality" implies a gender binary, and that those who identify as bisexual are only attracted to males and females.
No photo, witty posting or apt political cartoon can match sitting on a park bench with a friend. No amount of clicking "like" stands in for keeping me company before a scary mammogram. Friends take that seat next to you so you don't sit alone.
Why, in this day and age, is the term "bisexual" still a bad word with negative connotations? Why do those who may have identified as bisexual in the past feel the need to find other terms for their sexuality today?
While the gender spectrum is a plausible stepping stone in better understanding gender, it is in no way a final solution to helping individuals find their identities.
It all begins at home. Should you allow your son to wear nail polish out of the house? If he likes it, why not? It won't make him gay; it won't make him transgender. It just may make him happy.
OAKLAND -- Some girls like the color blue. Some boys like to wear things that sparkle. Not all girls play with dolls, and