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Sexual Identity, Race, and Gender: The Evolution of Equality

Thanks, Upworthy, for pointing me in the direction of this infographic from Daily Infographic. It puts many things in context. (While, of course, leaving out others, but on the balance I like it.)

LGB…T…QQIA…LMNOP…what?

I’ve been asked to break down these various initials recently by a number of friends and students, so I thought I’d write a bit on them.  LGB is a group of initials that most people are familiar with to one degree or another: Lesbian (women who are attracted to women) Gay (often referring to men […]

Thinking about what it means to be transgender

Yesterday in my college classes, we talked about gender.  I went to some pains to make sure that our conversation about gender was not confused with a conversation about sex – which refers to the anatomic gender that is generally assigned at birth.  Most toddlers are well aware of their sex by about 18 months […]

When girls wear tuxes and boys wear heels

The Western world has been divided into male/female for many years.  This division is slowly dissolving, and not surprisingly it is our young people who are pushing this crusade. There’s a recent article in the New York Times called Can a Boy Wear a Skirt to School? It’s not a terrible article, although it does […]

On gender, sexual orientation, and children

I am thinking this morning about a blog post by Hugo Schwyzer and The Atlantic article I read yesterday. Hugo’s post is his response to a question about a bisexual man who is in a monogamous marriage with a woman, and what that means.  The Atlantic article is about transgendered children, the range of reactions […]