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Gender Identity & Expression

Gender Identity & Expression
  • 1 Lessons
  • 3 Resources

Welcome to the next phase of our educational journey in the exploration of gender: Gender Identity & Expression Unit. Before delving into this unit, it is imperative that you have completed the preceding unit on "Gender and Sex." This foundation will serve as a crucial framework as we delve deeper into the complexities of gender identity and expression.

The multimediatic approach adopted shall enhance your understanding of these vital concepts. Begin by reviewing the presentation included in this unit, which offers a comprehensive overview of the fundamental aspects of gender identity and expression.

Additionally, you will learn directly from a transgender individual as they share their personal experiences and struggles related to gender identity through a thought-provoking video. This firsthand perspective will provide invaluable insights into the challenges faced by transgender individuals.

To complete this unit, don't forget to engage with the academic side of our exploration. Dive into Chapter 12, "Gender, Sex, and Sexuality," from the "Introduction to Sociology – 2nd Canadian Edition." This reading will provide a scholarly perspective on the subject matter, complementing the practical and personal insights gained throughout the unit. Get ready for a comprehensive and enriching educational experience in our ongoing journey of understanding gender and sexuality.


  • Make sure you complete the unit Gender and Sex before starting this unit.
  • Use the presentation posted in this unit as it illustrates the fundamental concepts related to gender identity and expression.
  • Follow the video to learn first hand from a tansgender individual the struggles relating to gender identity.

Complete the unit by reading through Chapter 12. Gender, Sex, and Sexuality – Introduction to Sociology – 2nd Canadian Edition

LO1: learners can define the basic concepts related to gender
LO2: learners are able to appreciate that gender is beyond the binary
LO3: learners are able to appreciate basic issues related to inclusive language
LO4: learners are able to navigate a situation involving non-binary individuals