Bigender

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Bigender, bi-gender or bi+gender describes a tendency to move between feminine and masculine gender-typed behavior depending on context. Some bi-gendered individuals express a distinctly "female" persona and a distinctly "male" persona, feminine and masculine respectively; others have shades of grey between the two. It is recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA) as a subset of the transgender group.[1] A 1999 survey conducted by the San Francisco Department of Public Health observed that, among the transgender community, less than 3% of those who were genetic males and less than 8% of those who were genetic females identified as bigender.[2]

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  • Bigender.net - Discussion forum for Bigender individuals.
  • ExperienceProject.com - Stories of Bigender lives and experiences on experienceproject.com
  • Gender Neutral Body Map
  • Gender Neutral Pronouns
  • Gender Odyssey Family An annual conference in Seattle, USA for families who are working to navigate the day-to-day realities of raising a gender non-conforming or transgender child. The conference includes special programming for trans teens and youth.
  • Gender Spectrum - Support and information site for families of transgender and gender non-conforming children and teens.
  • SAGA Youth and Family - Support and advocacy program for transgender and gender-variant children and youth, their families, and their communities.
  • Stuff Queer People Need To Know - A blog featuring a list of transgender and genderqueer links and support resources.