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LGBTQIA+ Resources

Local and National Resources for LGBTQIA+ Students and Healthcare Providers Serving the Community

LGBTQIA+ and Healthcare

LGBTQIA+ Resources

National LGBT Health Education Center: A Program of the Fenway Institute

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders)

Gender Spectrum

LGBTQIA+ in the Health Workforce

 

Research from the Literature

Gender Identity & more

What is the difference between "Sex," "Gender," and "Gender Identity"?

When having discussions with patients who are transgender, gender-queer, or non-binary, it is important to understand the difference between sex and gender. Planned Parenthood's guide to biological sex defines these terms as: 

  • Sex: "a label - male or female - that you're assigned by a doctor at birth based on the genitals you're born with and the chromosomes you have. It goes on your birth certificate."
  • Gender: "a social and legal status, ans set of expectations from society, about behaviors, characteristics, and thoughts. Each culture has standards about the way that people should behave based on their gender. This is also generally male or female, but instead of being body parts, it's more about how you're expected to act, because of your sex" 
  • Gender Identity: "is how you feel inside and how you express your gender through clothing, behavior, and personal appearance. It's a feeling that begins very early in life." 

Pronoun Practice

What are pronouns? 

Pronouns are a part of everyday conversation. A pronoun is a word that refers to either the people talking (like "I" or "you") or someone or something that is being talked about (like "she," "it," "them," and "this"). 

"Some people don't feel like the most common gender pronouns (he/him/she/her) represent their gender identities or expressions because of how they are typically attributed to binary conceptions of sex (male/female) and gender (man/woman)." (Georgia Tech)

Pronoun Practice

Reflect and get some practice in! This can be done by yourself or with others and reflected on daily. Think of all the ways gendered terms come into your daily life. Are these necessary? How do we unlearn gendered language?

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LGBTQIA+ Glossary