This lesson plan covers gender affirmation processes and the barriers in place to physical and social transitioning in the 1950s up to the 21st century, focusing on the impact that areas of privilege have on this access. The goal of his lesson plan is to explain the historical context of privilege and the role society plays in what is deemed as acceptable.
The terms listed on this sheet and all identities can be expansive or strict within their definitions. It is important to remember that it is highly dependent on the person’s identity or intersecting identities and lived experiences that give it meaning. Empathy is the most important in order to understand and acknowledge one’s identity or identities.