This gap resulted in many young and out women who identify within their diversity and beyond their sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sexual characteristics as women, girls and trans-diverse (gender variant
) persons, speaking out.
Children who experience GD exhibit marked gender variant
behaviour and clinically significant distress due to an incongruence between birth-assigned vs.
There have always been artists and there have always been queer, gender variant
, [and] gay people.
"It became an instant example of international best practice and the catalyst for several other significant initiatives: a wide-ranging education policy for trans, gender variant
, and intersex children; and a comprehensive LGBTI Action Plan," ILGA said in its evaluation.
It is extremely important everyone feels happy in themselves and able to lead the life they want." The information card also includes details of a free online e-learning package for working with young gender variant
people which was produced by GIRES - the Gender Identity Research and Education Society.
Mermaids offers support to gender variant
children and teens and their parents.
In some countries, Facebook has "customized gender," allowing you choices from some 50 (!) categories including cisgender male, cisgender female, transgender male, transgender female, bigender, agender, gender variant
, gender fluid, and many more.
The 2011 Institute of Medicine report The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding defined transgender as "an umbrella term that encompasses a diverse group of individuals who depart from traditional gender norms." The American Psychological Association (APA), in comparison, offered a more detailed definition: Transgender refers to "a variety of people who are gender variant
in relation to cultural norms in significant ways.
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
Some specific topics considered include research on sexual minority and gender variant
youth, hearing participants within emotionally challenging environments, participants as researchers, the significance of linguistic representation of the self in research, and the development of narrative discussion group methods.