This is the most pervasive myth about transgender people — and the one myth that underpins much of the discrimination they face — is it that they’re somehow confused or actively misleading others by identifying with a gender different from the one assigned to them at birth?

  • Transgender people do not understand their gender identity.
  • Transgender people need guidance about who they are.
  • Something is wrong with what they believe.

Where does gender identity come from?

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  • Biological sex is much  more than external reproductive organs.
  • We are confused by what we do not understand.
  • Gender identity is our internal sense of being a woman, a man, another gender or neither.
  • Gender identity is a reflection of cultural and social norms.
  • A person’s gender identity is not necessarily visible, we must be told what it is.

Myth #1 : Being LGBTQ+ is a choice.

Myth #2: Transgender people are confused or tricking others.

Myth #3: Gay people can change.

Myth #4: Gay men molest children.

Myth #5: The bathroom threat is real.

Myth #6: Same sex parents harm children.

Myth #7: Being LGBTQ+ is a mental disorder.

Myth #8: People can be turned gay.

Myth #9: Children are too young to know.