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.
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.