Amy

Amy

Amy is a cisgender straight attorney who is also a political consultant and a social entrepreneur. She started the first ever gay-straight alliance at the University of Texas and is a prominent thought leader in her community.

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Myths vs Facts

Everyone is born distinctly male or female.

Myth

Everyone is born distinctly male or female.

In reality not everyone is born male or female. Some people are born intersex ---- they have physical characteristics that don’t fit easily into either category. 

Learn more about what it means to be intersex.

Some people are gay due to social influences.

Myth

Some people are gay due to social influences.

Studies have shown that neither society nor parenting can change a person's sexual orientation. Upbringing can play a role in how a person expresses their identity.

Learn more about the science of sexual orientation.

A person's biological sex is defined by their visible body parts.

Myth

A person's biological sex is defined by their visible body parts.

There is more to biological sex than meets the eye. It's actually a combination of internal and external genitalia, hormones, chromosomes and other characteristics like breasts or body hair.
 
Learn more about biological sex.