The BGLTQ Student Life office at Harvard University recently released a new guide for students regarding “transphobia” and “gender diversity”.
The guide states that there are “more than two sexes” and that “gender is fluid and changing”. It also poses that gender can be “fluid” and “affirmed in many different ways” as well as “change from day to day”.
“Sex assigned at birth and gender identity are not necessarily the same,” the flyer states. Furthermore, it goes on to state that anatomical qualities may not necessarily align with “gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, and/or how one is perceived in daily life.”
The flyer also pushes to students that “for many people—cis and trans—gender expression, identity, and self-understanding can change from day to day,” giving the example that gender can be expressed through one’s “speech, mannerisms, clothing,” and more.
Multiple Harvard students expressed outrage about the use of school funds for the initiative, but all declined comment.
Furthermore, the flyer pushes that there is an institutionalized bias against those within the LGBTQ community:
“Transphobic misinformation is a form of systemic violence. Fixed binaries and biological essentialism, manifest in gendered language, misgendering someone, and the policing of trans bodies, threaten the lives of trans people.”
The flyer cites:
“Trans people of color are 6x more likely to experience physical violence when interacting with the police than with white cisgender survivors of violence…80% of trans students feel unsafe at school because of their gender expression.”
(H/T Campus Reform)