The Assignment (2- to 3-page paper):Use the five-family life-cycle stages listed in the Sexuality in Adulthood Across the Family Life Cycle chart to organize your thoughts for this assignment. For this paper:Explain the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation, and why it is important professionally to understand this difference.Explain cultural influences on gender and sexuality. Consider both cisgender and transgender experiences.Explain specific challenges an individual who is transgender or gender non-binary may experience related to their sexuality.Explain how you would advocate within your professional role for gender variant clients.Notes:Please make sure the posted assignment is Zero Percent Plagiarism.Running heads are not to be on the paper.Make sure paper is in APA 7 formatting.Make sure paragraphs are indented and aligned to the left.Please provide a reference page and references throughout the paper.Please use the following references for this assignment:ReferencesLevine, S. B., Risen, C. B., & Althof, S. E. (Eds.). (2016). Handbook of clinical sexuality for mental health professionals (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge. Chapter 27, ‘Transgender Phenomena’ (pp. 331-344)American Psychological Association. (2015). Guidelines for psychological practice with transgender and gender nonconforming people. American Psychologist, 70(9), 832-864.Davis, G., Dewey, J. M., & Murphy, E. L. (2016). Giving sex: Deconstructing intersex and trans medicalization practices. Gender & Society, 30(3), 490-514.Richards, C., Bouman, W. P., Seal, L., Barker, M. J., Nieder, T. O., & T’Sjoen, G. (2016). Non-binary or genderqueer genders. International Review Of Psychiatry, 28(1), 95-102., P. A. (2012). Sex therapy with gay male couples using affirmative therapy. Sexual & Relationship Therapy, 27(1), 35–45.Intersex Society of North America. (2008). Frequently asked questions. Retrieved from, G. (2014, March). Why I must come out . Retrieved form

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