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    not feeling welcome. The GEC knew they had to do something to change this so they gathered, all of its groups, Queer Inclusion Club, The LGBTQ of OU, Mosaic, and Sexperts, together they created a list of issues with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students on campus. That developed into a 20-page document that incorporated concerns with public bathrooms and exercise facilities, inclusive healthcare, equal opportunity, academics, and safe places for queer students. They even addressed the…

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    Cases of non-conforming gender identities have long elicited shock, bewilderment, and horror among those accustomed to a more standardized gender structure. Non-conforming gender identities are readily apparent in cases involving transgender individuals as well as in atypical maternal and paternal roles which combat typical assumptions about the relationship between physical anatomy, gender constructs, and reproduction. But, although rare, there are cases where children are born within a…

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    thinking can be related to two people, who do not fit the binary, “profiled” in the film Paris is Burning (1990): Venus Xtravaganza, who equates gender to sex and Pepper Labeija, who does not equate the two. Venus Xtravaganza is a “passing” transgender woman in Harlem who faces the struggles of not completely fitting the gender norm in a society where gender is black and white. Her ideal life would be one where she has money, is rid of her penis and is living as a housewife. Without realizing…

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    year old to understand (lines 48-52). Arnold H Grossman, Professor of Applied Psychology, New York University and Anthony R. D’Augelli, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, discusses in this article “Transgender Youth: Invisible and vulnerable” that youth from ages 15-21 who identify as transgender are vulnerable to mental health issues. Most of the young people felt they had these feelings at puberty. Some of the issues they have are the nonexistence of safe environments and insufficient…

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    Queer Mothering Summary

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    Some of my friends in the LGBTQ community have communicated to me that they felt “out of place” at pride, especially those who did not exactly fit the “norms” of the mainstream LGBTQ rights movement, such as those who are racialized, two-spirit or transgender or who are politically…

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    until college, and I can see myself in my nephews eyes, because my options were always limited. I wore headbands, dresses, and lipstick, played with dolls but never with cars or marbles because those were boy’s toys. In my family homosexuality, transgender, and all other nonconforming identities were never part of the conversation. Therefore it all comes down to a cycle where everyone in my family was socialized to believe there are only two sexes, and only two options but the reality is that…

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    Meeting with the Spectrum group today (an LGBTQ group of students on campus) was the essence of social advocacy that includes actions that would benefit individuals, groups, and the campus society itself. After speaking with Abby & Destinee from CICI, it is clear that separate LGBTQ groups need to work together and learn about each other. Hence, I am trying to be a liaison for the Prism group (LGBTQ faculty and staff), Spectrum, Student government LGBTQ senator, and the chairperson for the…

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    Genders In The Media

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    supposed appeal to and represent everyone equally. With this influence and large audience, media is one of the best ways to introduce and reinforce the idea of different genders. In fact, McInroy and Craig claim that the media is the main source of transgender (“nonbinary”) and nontransgender…

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    Menopause Reflection Paper

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    Jazmine Godinez Mrs. Lopez Psychology 15-2215 21 September 2015 1. Menopause (SLO #1) Going into this class I knew very little about menopause; all I knew was that once you reach a certain age you were unable to have kids and you got hot flashes. In my family we have never really spoken of menopause due to it being a sensitive subject for most people to speak of or even admit they are going through. Since this class I have learned about Peri-Menopause, which is the time before Menopause…

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    Maggie Nelson’s book The Argonauts is a memoir that focuses on her relationship with her partner Harry,the changes both of them go through as Harry begins taking testosterone and Nelson becomes pregnant, and ends with her giving birth to their son. The Argonauts can be described as a book that has hit its cultural moment, a book that has come just in time. During her pregnancy, Nelson really begins to question some of the most controversial topics discussed throughout the world today. She…

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