When we enter the world we are born with specific sex however; this does not define our gender in which many people struggle with. Some of us identify as male, female or transgender this is what those within the LGBTQ community struggle to identify with. Gender surrounds us in every way but, we are often unaware of it ever presenting nature and nurture. Furthermore, what we do not realize is that in today’s society people are viewed in many different ways based on their gender. As the case may be, the most crucial aspect of a person’s identity, gender plays a major factor in his or her life. If you or someone you know is struggling with gender identity speaking with a therapist can help explore where you identify with. However, it may also be helpful to visit your local LGBTQ community center to gather helpful resources for yourself.
Reference: Gender Spectrum (2014). Understanding Gender. March 11 2014