Gender Identity Terms

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CBS News recently published an article following the release of the CBSN documentary, “Gender | The Space Between.” The documentary covered the complexities of gender identity as well as a number of surrounding issues. An extremely important takeaway is that there are several pronouns and terms that are either unknown or often improperly used when describing gender identity. As a society, it is important that we become educated on the correct terminology and treat everyone with respect.

This article lists and explains all of the gender identity terms. Understanding this vocabulary is a key factor in making sure everyone feels accepted and equal.

LGBTQ Discrimination in Arkansas

Arkansas is just one of the many states that does not have any laws that protect against gender identity discrimination. In fact, the state government continues to try to pass bills that are anti-LGBTQ.

The link below contains a video clip from an interview with Arkansas state Representative Mickey Gates on March 17, 2017. On the topic of gender identity, he argues that although people can identify however they want to and nobody can stop them, the state does not need to acknowledge them or their feelings.

http://www.thv11.com/news/local/legislator-says-state-isnt-obligated-to-recognize-gender-identity-of-transgender-arkansans/423216338

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