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.