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Answers to Your Questions about Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression

January 2011 | American Psychological Association

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"Many transgender people are the targets of hate crimes. They are also the victims of subtle discrimination--which includes everything from glances or glares of disapproval or discomfort to invasive questions about their body parts."

This publication is a fact sheet, written in a Q&A format, about transgender issues, differences between sex and gender, types of discrimination transgender people may face, ways to be supportive of trans friends or family, and a significant listing of resources and places to seek out more information. It also touches upon the controversial diagnosis of gender identity disorder in a section that asks, "Is Being Transgender a Mental Disorder?"


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