Posters featuring the “Genderbread Person” were posted in student dorms at Pennsylvania State University this week during 2017 Pride Week, which is hosted by the school’s LGBTQA Student Resource Center.
“Gender is one of those things everyone thinks they understand, but most people don’t,” the poster proclaims, informing students that, “Gender isn’t binary. It’s not either/or. In many cases it’s both/and. A bit of this. A dash of that.”
“This tasty little guide is meant to be an appetizer for gender understanding,” the infographic continues. “It’s okay if you’re hungry for more. In fact, that’s the idea.”
The website that produced the poster, “ItsPronouncedMetrosexual,” describes itself as “a site where advocates of social justice can find helpful articles, fun graphics, and other resources designed to be shared in an effort to advance social equity.”
Some within the social justice community, however, have accused the website of plagiarizing the graphic from other sources, and have also complained that its founder is “a white, cis, heterosexual guy” who is “appropriating” the work of LGBT individuals.