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Promoting Inclusive Education Through the Integration of LGBTIQ+ Issues in the Classroom
An adjective describing a person with one or more innate sex characteristics (including genitals, hormones, internal reproductive organs, and/or chromosomes) that fall outside the traditionally perceived characteristics of male and female bodies. For example, an intersex person may have ovarian and testicular tissue (IGBP, 2022 AU78: The in-text citation "IGBP, 2022" is not in the reference list. Please correct the citation, add the reference to the list, or delete the citation. ).
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Guidelines and Recommendations for Supporting Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students: Inclusive and Queer Education
Nicole Hurless (Tarleton State University, USA), Beck A. Munsey (Tarleton State University, USA), and Kelly Guidry (Tarleton State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-8243-8.ch003
Abstract
Educators and school support staff need to focus on guidelines and recommendations for supporting transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) students through inclusive and queer education. As the American political climate continues to attack our TGNC youth, this has started conversations surrounding gender identity and expression, especially in school systems. Teachers are called upon to advocate and support social justice movements that promote learning for all students. It is important to focus on the needs of TGNC youth because they experience unique and specific needs which may not be captured within a broad approach to supporting the larger (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*/Transgender/Two-Spirit, Gender-Expansive, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Agender/Asexual/Aromantic, Pansexual/Pan/Polygender/Poly Relationship System, plus (LGBTGEQIAP+) community. This chapter aims to provide school personnel with foundational information and practical, gender-affirming, and inclusive strategies so that educators can more effectively understand and support students in the TGNC community.
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Contextualizing Healthcare Needs of the Transgender Community in Kerala: A Strategic Approach
In biology, an organism having physical characteristics intermediate between a true male and a true female of its species. It is a socially constructed category that reflects real biological variation, according to Intersex Society of North America.
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Transgender and Gender Expansive
One of the three categories that someone can be assigned at birth (male, female, or intersex). People may be assigned intersex at birth due to a variety of differences in their sex traits and reproductive anatomy. There is a wide variety of difference among intersex variations, including differences in genitalia, chromosomes, gonads, internal sex organs, hormone production, hormone response, and/or secondary sex traits. Intersex has more to do with biology than it does with gender, therefore many (and some would say most) people who are intersex do not identify as transgender.
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From Forms of Violence to the Specificities of the Impact on LGBTI+ Victims
Describes the multiplicity of bodies and sexual characteristics that do not fit the traditional definition of male or female sex, and this variety, which is perfectly natural, may or may not be visible.
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Collecting Data for Equity and Justice: Approaches and Methods for Collecting Sex and Gender Data
Sex characteristics (e.g. genitals, gonads, chromosomes) that do not fit typical binary definitions of ‘female’ or ‘male’. Also referred to as ‘variation of sex characteristics’.
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