Gender Identity & Expression
Gender identity is our internal sense of who we are, and gender expression is how we express our identity to others through how we act, clothing, hair styles, and personal characteristics. Understanding gender identity and expression is an important part of sexual health education as 2 in 5 transgender adults also identify as having a disability. It is important your child understands that healthy people and relationships often look different than the non-disabled and heteronormative representations in popular media. This resource list offers resources on understanding gender identity, expression, and sexual orientation.