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What is Gender Expansive

Strategies and Considerations for Educating the Academically Gifted
This is used as an adjective to describe a person with flexible gender identity.
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Gifted LGBTQ+ Strategies for Successful School Years
Shannon Flasch Fuller (University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA) and Stefanie L. McKoy (University of Arkansas, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-6677-3.ch011
Having multiple identities, in this case gifted and LGBTQ+, that deviate from a student's school population majority and their community's majority can bring compounded challenges. Two goals of those working with gifted LGBTQ+ youth should be to recognize the challenges they face and help these youths “in building positive social supports that can serve as a buffer when difficult experiences occur” by creating a culture of belonging in their gifted program and classroom. Strategies for an inclusive classroom are provided, meeting the needs of LGBTQ+ and gifted LGBTQ+ students (Cross & Cross, 2015, p. 169).
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Transgender and Gender Expansive
Refers to a person with a wider, more flexible range of gender identity and/or expression than typically associated with the binary gender system. Often used as an umbrella term when referring to young people still exploring the possibilities of their gender expression and/or gender identity.
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The School Counselor's Role in Supporting and Advocating for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Children and Adolescents
An umbrella term used to describe individuals who extend a culture’s commonly held beliefs about gender as it relates to a fixed binary. This can include, but is not limited to, gender expression, identities, perceived gender norms and roles. Gender expansive may include those who identify as gender non-conforming, non-binary, and transgender.
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