Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Understanding Gender - Introduction

  • 2

    Defining Gender

    • Defining Gender and Sexuality

    • Emily Quinn: The Way we Think about Biological Sex is Wrong

    • Gender Dysphoria

    • Gender Dysphoria Quiz

    • The Spectrum of Gender

    • Let's Reflect: Thought and Feeling Exercise

    • Self-Expression

    • Gender and Sexual Identity Worksheet

    • Jackson Bird: How to Talk and Listen to Transgender People

  • 3

    The History of Gender

    • The Roots of Gender

    • Exploring Cultures and History

    • Gender Fluidity in the Philippines

    • Gender in Different Societies

    • Burnessha

    • Hijra

    • Two Spirit

    • Bissu

    • Explorative Road Trip

    • Exploring Your Own Gender Experience

  • 4

    Five Minute Break

    • Let's Take a Quick Break...

  • 5

    Reviewing the Research

    • Clinical Findings

    • Karissa Sanbonmatsu: The Biology of Gender

    • Effects of Different Steps in Gender Reassignment Therapy on Psychopathology

    • The health status of transgender and gender nonbinary adults in the United States

    • US Transgender Survey: National Center for Transgender Equality

    • Transgender History in the United States

    • The Importance of Social Support

  • 6

    Transitioning

    • Exploring the Stages of Transition

    • Norman Spack: Pediatric Endocrinologist

    • Information on Estrogen Hormone Therapy

    • Information on Testosterone Hormone Therapy

    • Navigating Transition Related Care

  • 7

    Myths and Worries

    • Dyspelling Myths and Easing Fears

  • 8

    Navigating Relationships

    • The Coming Out Process

    • Geena Rocero: Why I Must Come Out

    • How to Support Transgender & Gender-questioning Youth

    • Parents Guide to Coming Out

    • Supporting and Caring for your Transgender Child

    • Note Exercise

  • 9

    Communication

    • The Importance of Effective Communication

    • Misgendered

    • Lindsay Amer: Communicating about Gender and Sexuality

    • Communicating Effectively With Children

    • Connection Cards: Let's Have Fun While we Learn to Connect

  • 10

    Coping and Acceptance

    • Processing Grief and Moving Towards Acceptance

    • Moving Towards Acceptance

  • 11

    Advocacy and Support

    • Advocacy and Support

    • Support Specific Needs

    • Samy Nour Younes: The History of Transgender Equality

  • 12

    Glossary of Terms

    • Glossary of Terms and References