At Play in a Rainbow World

Further Resources for Gender Neutral Play and Education

More information on the study of gender — January 11, 2016

More information on the study of gender


Dr Zuleyka Zevallos’ Sociology of Gender  at Other Sociologist is a treasure trove of definitions, discussion, and cross cultural examples of non-binary gender. I am grateful for her permission to link to her work, and to use her info graphic in my own presentation.

Child Psychology textbook entry on gender roles and gender differences

Boundless Psychology textbook entry on gender and sociology

Jrank Encyclopedia entry on gender roles and stereotypes

Gender: Definitions & Vocabulary — January 9, 2016

Gender: Definitions & Vocabulary


  1. Category to which an individual is assigned by self or others, on the basis of sex.†
  2. Sexual identity, especially in relation to society or culture. ‡
  3. Sex; one’s personal, social, and legal status as ♂ or ♀, based on body and behavior, not on genital and/or erotic criteria.º

†Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

‡The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary © 2007

ºMcGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002

Gender Role: A set of social and behavioral norms that, within a specific culture, are widely considered to be socially appropriate for individuals of a specific sex. The perception of gender roles includes attitudes, actions, and personality traits associated with a particular gender within that culture.

Videos From the Presentation —
Beyond Binary —

Beyond Binary

Here is a compilation of resources to explore gender identities beyond male and female.

Cross Cultural Perspectives:

Two Spirit Identity

Intersex Perspectives: 

Anunnaki Ray’s story

Transgender Perspectives:

Female to Male transition – Dade’s Story: Dade has shared an amazing journey with his YouTube followers, from the first day of taking testosterone, through the birth of his child, multiple surgeries, and the conclusion of his transition 4 years later.