Intersex non-binary, cisgender, queer, transgender – what it all means

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Pink is for girls and blue is for boys. Girls are princesses and boys are pirates. Girls like only boys and boys don’t kiss other boys...

These are just a few restrictive ideas of gender and gender identity which have seen queer people marginalised and scrutinised for centuries.

National Geographic’s Special Gender Revolution Issue - showing the shifting landscape of gender - explores the redefining of gender in a very powerful way. And it’s the magazine’s editor, Susan Goldberg, who asks the most pivotal question in her ed's letter from the get-go: What if all could thrive?

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