Gender Spectrum: It’s Not Just a Binary
We believe that gender is a large array of possibilities that go beyond the standard accepted binary of male-female, masculine-feminine. To that end, we have created a panel of people who identify within this large array, some as transsexual, some as transgender, some as gender variant or genderqueer, and still others who do not identify within these or other generally accepted or defined terms.
This presentation includes a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation discussing some of the possible terms and identities that one might use to describe their gender identity as well as a panel of several individuals with unique experiences and histories revolving around mostly non-conforming gender identities. The question and answer portion of this presentation can last 45 minutes to several hours, depending on your class needs.
This presentation will help answer questions like:
- What is genderqueer?
- What are the current theories and ideas about gender identity development?
- What can I do to be more open about gender variance?
- How can I work more effectively with nontraditional gender identities?
We highly recommend this presentation for all courses covering material on gender, identity, orientation, socialization, and development as well as for workplaces, therapists, counselors, and social workers needing exposure to potential gender-variant clients.