Gender and the Search for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
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.
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Gender and Sexuality | Psychiatry and Psychology
Bergman, Bear, and Julie Nemecek. "Gender and the Search for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." Ensemble video, 01:59:57. October 11, 2007. https://ensemble.dickinson.edu/Watch/g6HXe7m4