The sample reflects the community in which the research was conducted, and not necessarily the larger gender variant
population in the United States.
However, many people today are unaware of gender variant
individuals among them and discussions of rights and equality have usually excluded transgender people (A&E 1998, Brill 2008, Currah, 2006, Girshick 2008, Goldberg 2007, PFLAG-TNET 2007, Rosenberg 2007).
In these discussions, rhetorics of individual choice continued to obscure structural and institutional operations of masculinity hierarchies, while, again paradoxically, discarded essentialist views were reintroduced as ethical priorities necessary to avoid pathologizing gender variant
As noted, Gender Independent joins a lexicon of terms such as gender non-conforming, gender creative, gender variant
, and so on.
which runs an outreach program for children with gender variant
behaviors and their families, counsels against the notion that there is a "cause" of gender nonconformity and instead presents "the concept of gender identity as something that begins with a genetic propensity, hard-wired in the brain before or soon after birth, and is then influenced by the gender roles that are learned and specific to each time and place," as stated in the Contemporary Sexuality article.
In response to the lessened status of many out queer, same-gender-loving, and gender variant
people, a number of groups have emerged that attempt to connect the Church and hir people--no matter what their bodies or attractions look like, one particularly well-known and effective group is Dignity uSA.
How you address transgender or gender variant
campers at your camp will depend on a number of factors--the camp mission and values, the board of directors or other important leadership, camp families, camp staff, the type of camp, and others.
Their topics include ethical issues in the mental health treatment of trans adolescents, internal and external stress factors associated with the identity development of transgender and gender variant
youth, female-to-male transgender and gender variant
youth, group work practice, families, legal advocacy, and a call for organizational trans-formation.
This act of including gender identity and gender expression as prohibited grounds indicates recognition of the specific challenges the trans and gender variant
I am a member of Mermaids, a support group for gender variant
children, and this is what has happened with some of the other families.
It's hard to know if indeed there is an epidemic of transsexualism in the late 20th century or if Jorgensen simply provided a role model of transsexual identity and treatment to thousands of gender variant
individuals who had suffered in silent isolation.
A gender variant
can be offered what the HRC says is reasonable, but the code itself says they don't have to accept it - that person has sole determination of what shower they go into and when.