Cover Photo: A screenshot from the video game Pokémon Crystal where the player is prompted to answer the question: "Are you a boy? Or a girl?"
Screencap via Gamefreak/The Pokémon Company

Are You a Boy? Or Are You a Girl?

For those who want to play with gender, games are sometimes a safer setting in which to experiment and discover.

Pokémon Crystal

Pokémon Crystal

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Chris Karnadi is a writer, journalist, and editor based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter @chriskarnadi.