Video and Multimedia

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  1. Gender: The Space Between (CBS News, March 2017) This CBSN Original documentary follows the lives and stories of several transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, exploring the discrimination and violence they face as well as their resiliences and hopes.

  2. What it’s Like to Be Intersex (YouTube, March 2015) Four intersex activists explain what being intersex is really about. In this short and engaging video, they differentiate intersex from transgender identities, discuss the problem of so-called “corrective” surgeries of intersex children, and provide resources for intersex people.

  3. What It Means to Be Intersex with Emily Quinn (YouTube, June 2017) Kirbie at Popsugar talks to Emily Quinn about what it means to be intersex. Emily shares her personal story, correcting misinformation and tackling subjects like shame, stigma, and fighting for intersex rights.


  1. The Difference Between Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (CBS News, March 2017) Gender and sexuality are different, although they are often conflated. This article explains the differences between a person’s gender identity and sexual orientation, with links provided for the CBSN Original documentary “Gender: The Space Between.”

  2. LGBTQ Definitions Every Good Ally Should Know (USA Today, June 2017) Sara Snyder pulls together a non-exhaustive list of LGBTQ-related terms for allies to build their understanding, while acknowledging that some of these terms may mean different things to different people.

  3. Gender Identity 101: The Definitive Guide to Discussing Gender (The Body Is Not an Apology, June 2016) In a culture that is at the same time working to break gender norms (see: Jaden Smith, Janet Mock, Caitlyn Jenner, and David Bowie) and yet hold them captive (see: the backlash Smith received), this article dives into the ways in which gender is talked about in the hopes of educating and evolving these discussions.

  4. Cosmopolitan Masculinities and Gender Omnivorousness: Transformations in Gender and Inequality (The Society Pages, January 2015) Sociologist Tristan Bridges discusses how different types of masculinities emerge in relation to femininities that reflect and perpetuate gender inequality.

Other multimedia

  1. The Genderbread person: A teaching tool for breaking down a complicated concept into bite-sized, digestible pieces The genderbread person is a teaching tool for breaking down the complicated concepts of gender identity, gender expression, anatomical sex, and attraction into bite-sized, digestible pieces. Used by—and contributed to by—countless people around the world and throughout the decades, the genderbread person (and all of the different evolutions of it, and ideas it evolved from) is a wonderful way to start an important conversation.