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This Video Is Bound To Teach You A Thing (Or Two) About Gender Identities

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Faggot. Pansy. Gay.

How often (and easily) do we label men who don’t conform to our standards of masculinity with these terms? The idea that there are more than 2 genders — male and female — is frankly, appalling to most of our country.

The fact (and yes, it is indeed a fact) that gender and sexuality are not the same thing, nor are they mutually exclusive, gets lost in our patriarchal country.

But this could be your brother, your friend, even your mother — yeah. Someone you’ve known all your life could be suffocating in the limited definitions of gender we are comfortable with, and it is high time we help them break out of it.

So when Elle India releases a video on the various gender identities you NEED to know about — non-binary, cisgender, genderqueer, and so on — we have to jump into the fray and show support. Now that the conversation has started, it’s time to take it forward.

Watch this fun yet powerful video and do your bit. But do you know what your bit is? Mostly, it’s just to accept anyone and everyone for who they are, labels be damned.

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Managing Editor at Hauterfly. Resident Queen B. Chai, beach, and sleep addict. Could be a shrink in another life. Waiting to travel the world, preferably for free.

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