Gender and the Search for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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Gender and the Search for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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Description

In an article published in the September issue of the Human Relations journal, professors Stephen Linstead and Alison Pullen define “transgender” as a gender identity that goes beyond the normative binary system of male and female social representation. By this definition, transgender does not refer to sexual orientation and transgendered people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or asexual. The American Psychological Association specifies that “sexual orientation refers to one’s attraction to men, women, both, or neither, whereas gender identity refers to one’s sense of oneself as male, female, or transgender.” Transgendered people are usually individuals who feel incomplete or disjointed from the gender identity they were ascribed at birth.

Publication Date

10-11-2007

Keywords

transgender, gender identity, normative binary system

Disciplines

Gender and Sexuality | Psychiatry and Psychology

Gender and the Search for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
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