Labels are based in
relationship between gender identity and the
gay is a male-identified person attracted to male-identified people
lesbian is a female-identified person attracted to female-identified people
bisexual is a person attracted to males and females. Some bisexuals
Sexuality & Gender
Gender is how an individual understands their
In our culture, gender is traditionally linked to biological sex.
Sex is assigned at birth describes the biology
California added a nonbinary option for birth certificates and drivers licenses in 2019.
Sex is biology.
Assigned male or female at birth.
recently, some states
gender identity cannot be changed
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young children are usually the most rigid about gender norms, but as people develop, they often shift from valuing conformity to the rules, to valuing fairness in how people are treated.
Gender identity develops over time