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I assert personal autonomy, flaunt societal convention, and protect my sense of identity / authenticity as follows: I publicly acknowledge one or more of the following: 1) my sexual orientation deviates from what has traditionally been socially (and in some cases, legally!) acceptable — typically meaning… I'm homosexual, 2) my gender identity (female or male) does not correlate with the sex assigned to me at birth, 3) you should think of me as neither male nor female but rather of indeterminate gender,  4) I am not monogamous. 

More Information About This Worldview Theme

a club WV Theme...

...individual <---> group

the theme is paired with: #48A Privacy  to make Choice #37  in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:        is this theme new to version 4?--YES

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  


Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

queer authenticity  transparency
homosexuality gay sexual practices  polyamory
rejects conformity Ambivalent Sexism Gender Equality
Gender Dysphoria Childhood Gender Nonconformity Sex Reassignment Surgery

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#9A   Religious Fundamentalism  #15   The Group Think Imperative #34 Valuing Traditions and Status Quo    #39A Tough Love
#41   Struggling With A Basic Need: Self Esteem   #44A Sanctity & Dignity of Life   #202A Cautious Processing  

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #35A: Sharing What Many Consider Very Private

Trans Student Educational Resources ("dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students)
Defining: Gender Nonconforming By Kai River Blevins  (on my kid is gay website)
Activism--Pride /Prejudice / Drag Wars  (report from The Economist June 17 2023)
Culture Wars--Politics in Drag (report on laws targeting drag shows (from The Economist Feb 18 2023)
The moment I knew: after my first sexual encounter with a man, I realized I only loved women by Maeve Marsden (from The Guardian Feb 11 2023)
Secret City--The Hidden History of Gay Washington by James Kirchick (book review from The Washington Post June 10 2022)
"Conversion Therapy" (report on proposed UK bill from The Economist December 4 2021)
"No Right to Privacy"  by William Falk  (oped posted at The Week December 19 2021)
“Muslim Pride Islam and Homosexuality” (report from The Economist May 29 2021)
Gender Medicine Arrested Development (report from The Economist Feb 20 2021)
"A book on transitioning girls is denounced as transphobic" (report on book by Abigail Shrier from The Economist November 28 2020)
The Rainbow Curtain—Gay People in Europe  (report from The Economist Nov 21 2020
“Trans Rights --Who's a woman?” (article from The Economist September 26 2020
Gender Creative Parenting  by Kyl Myers (story about letting child create own gender identity in Time magazine September 2020)
The Politics of Gender--Transgender Children (article from The Economist February 1 2020)
Homosexuality and the Law : Gay Prospects  (article from The Economist January 25 2020)
A new push to ban medical treatments for transgender children (report from The Economist January 30 2020)
"The Stonewall Uprising"  (key event in LBGTQ rights movement recalled in PBS American Experience 90 minute video program aired June 11 2019)
“Vatican Rejects Notion That Gender Identity Can Be Chosen” by J. Horowitz and E. Povoledo (report from The NY Times June 10 2019)
"Transgender Prisoners A Tough Cell" (article in The Economist March 9 2019)
Gay Rights-- report from Mexico City (article in The Economist August 20 2016)
"Gay Rights in Indonesia  Under Pressure" (report from The Economist August 13 2016 

A Historic Backdrop Frames Forbidden Love In 'The Paying Guests' / Review of book by Sarah Waters (review by Julia Keller NPR Sept 23 2014)

"How Gay Marriage Won" by David von Drehle (April 8 2013 Time Magazine cover story)
“Bucking gender expectations: For kids, it's relatively common” by Melissa Healy (article in The Los Angeles Times Feb 23 2012)
Marriage Equality USA (working "to secure legally recognized civil marriage equality for all... without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation")
Freedom to Marry ("working to win marriage equality nationwide")
Homosexual (Same Sex) Marriage--Arguments for and against (on Religious Tolerance website)
"Human Rights: The Gay Divide" (article from The Economist Oct 11 2014)
The National Center for Transgender Equality
Are You a Non-Conformist? 
Theories About Conforming (numerous links)
The Relationship Between Non-Conformity and Self Actualization (questions relating to this)
How to be a Non-Conformist (about the1967 book)
"Childhood Gender Non-conformity Linked to Higher Abuse Risk" (Feb 2012 report on Medical News Today site)
quotes about conformity and nonconformity
"Nonconformity in Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self Reliance" by Shawn Brewer 

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"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.