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The Genderbread Person v2.0

The Genderbread Person v2.0
Hundreds of comments, ditto emails, ditto Facebook messages and Twitter tweeters and in-person holla-atchas and I feel like I’m finally in a place to release this. I give you the new and improved Genderbread Person! (click for larger size) Depending on what you folks have to say after checking this out and reading the rationale below, I’ll be updating the Breaking through the Binary article and uploading a printer-friendly version of the new graphic. But first, let’s rationalize. Let’s break this thing down. I would really like to see this model replace all instances of the old one. More accurate Men are from Mars and women are from Venus is a funny expression (and scientifically dubious), but it actually nails down the strength of this model. Let’s take “Gender Identity” for our example. This model allows one to define their gender in a way that accounts for varying intensities of -ness. More inclusive Let’s take “Attraction” for our example. Just as adorable This was a tough nut to crack.

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What is pansexuality? 4 pan celebs explain in their own words From Miley Cyrus to Jazz Jennings, more and more celebrities and people on the ground are coming out as pansexual. By coming out as pan, they are helping raise visibility to the various identities that co-exist under what's know as the bi (or bi+) umbrella. In honor of BiWeek, GLAAD is exploring what pansexuality means to the people owning the label. A common misconception about bi folks is that they seek to reinforce a rigid gender binary, but the reality is that many bi people have "the potential to be attracted – romantically and/or sexually – to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree," as advocate Robyn Ochs describes. The pan identity presents an additional opportunity to express attraction to multiple genders. So what does it mean to identify as pansexual?

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