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What Does It Mean to Identify as Gender-Fluid?


What Does It Mean to Identify as Gender-Fluid?

This video explains it super clearly!

Do you know what it means to be gender-fluid? If not, it’s time to learn!

According to Oxford English Dictionary – that just recently added gender fluidity to its glossary, it is an adjective that designates “a person who does not identify with a single fixed gender,” or relates to “a person having or expressing a fluid or unfixed gender identity.” Make sense?

If that technical talk is a little too confusing, however, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has released a super brief, informative video to help us all understand a little bit better.

“To me that means my place on the gender spectrum varies over time,” said GLSEN National Student Council Member Miguel in the clip. “That means I don’t necessarily have to fit into the box of girl or boy, or even being in the binary in general. It also means that I don’t have to conform to people’s idea of gender roles and gender expressions.”

“It also means that I can feel comfortable with myself and whatever makes me happy,” he continues. “I don’t have worry about being different. I don’t have to worry about fitting in with the girls or the guys. I can just do me.”

We all deserve to feel comfortable and supported in ourselves! It’s on us to make the effort to learn about identities that may be unfamiliar because only then can we truly understand, respect and appreciate each other’s view of the world.

We love and support our gender-fluid friends!

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