The word gender has been around for as long as there have been humans.
But when it comes to sexuality and gender, we’ve got some new terminology to consider.
It all comes down to our definitions of gender.
And we need to start talking about it.
It can be confusing to start thinking about what you are, and who you are.
That’s why we’re here to help.
In this edition of The Gender Spectrum, we’ll be breaking down the most important aspects of gender to help you understand who you really are and what it means to be gender fluid.1.
Gender is a spectrum Gender is more than a binary, which is the idea that two people are either a man or a woman.
It’s a spectrum that includes a person’s physical characteristics and social experiences.
In the words of Dr. Jill Johnston, a psychiatrist and gender specialist: A spectrum is a person with a variety of gender expressions and characteristics.2.
Gender expression is more nuanced and fluid than a simple binary Gender expression isn’t defined by the binary of “male” or “female.”
Instead, it’s defined by a spectrum of gender experiences.
Dr. Johnston explains that a person can have a masculine or feminine gender expression and also a masculine and feminine gender identity, as well as a masculine/feminine body type, and a range of sexual and romantic experiences.3.
It is a choice that we make Gender is personal and fluid.
Gender identity is often difficult to define, since it’s a process that can take years to come to terms with.
But it’s also a choice, which means it can change over time.
For instance, if a person is born a boy and then develops breasts and develops a vagina, the choice they make today can change later.
Gender can be fluid, too, and so is gender expression.
For example, a person may be born a girl and then develop breasts and develop a vagina.
They may also grow up to identify as a girl, or as a boy, or a trans woman.
This means they may identify with gender differently to those who were assigned a male or female gender at birth.4.
It doesn’t have to be binary If you are born a male, you can be a trans person, but not both.
Dr, Jill Johnston explains: There are so many different ways to be transgender.
Some people don’t want to be referred to as trans or not labeled at all, or they may be just confused by the label.
There are also many different gender identities, and people can be transgender and cisgender and gender nonconforming and just not identify as either.
Gender doesn’t necessarily have to align with your biological sex.5.
It comes down the gender continuum What is the gender spectrum?
Gender is about who you’re attracted to.
It also includes who you identify as and who your family and friends are.
Gender and sexual orientation can be so much more than just the way you look.
Dr., Jill Johnston has studied gender and sexuality for nearly 30 years, and explains: Gender is the person’s sense of themselves and their place in the world.
It has to do with how they feel about themselves, their sexuality and their ability to be happy and fulfilled.
Gender isn’t something that’s assigned or determined at birth, it comes from their choices, their relationships, their lives and the lives of those around them.6.
It means a whole lot to you Gender is deeply personal, yet it’s not something you can just change.
Gender dysphoria is a diagnosis that identifies people who experience distress or discomfort in their gender, often because of social stigma and/or discrimination.
When a person experiences dysphoria, they often feel confused and/ or ashamed.
The diagnosis is not a tool to change your gender, but to help understand and manage their dysphoria.7.
Gender roles can change Gender roles are an essential part of who we are.
Johnston and Johnson explain that gender roles are social and cultural constructs that help people understand who they are.
They are also rooted in the biology that gives us our sex.
So if a girl wants to be a boy but doesn’t know how, this is not necessarily a problem with the biology of the brain, it is a problem in social expectations and cultural norms.
Gender identities can be influenced by your gender role.
For men, this might be playing with dolls, or for women, this could be dressing up as a princess or wearing dresses.
It could also be your body image and your expression of femininity and masculinity.
Gender role stereotypes and stereotypes are a part of what it feels like to be male or feminine, and can change across generations.8.
It takes time to learn Your gender identity can be shaped by your upbringing, your culture and your upbringing and culture can change, too.
The word cis is used to refer to someone who is born biologically male, but identifies as a female or transgender.
Gender fluid is defined as someone who experiences both