Identity recognizes that one’s innermost concept of self, whether as male, female, a blend of both or neither, is critical to wellness and a strong community. It’s how individuals perceive themselves and what they call themselves.
Understandings of gender continually evolve. In the course of a person’s life, the interests, activities, clothing and professions that are considered the domain of one gender or another evolve in ways both small and large. Studies show that today’s young people have significantly different understandings of gender than previous generations, with consequences for all children, families, organizations and institutions.
Identity provides numerous resources on gender issues and local groups, including: