Knowledge Leads to Understanding Knowledge is power as the saying goes, but as cliche as the phrase has become, there is truth in those words. Understanding the complex issues that lie in gender and sexual identity lead to a greater chance that humanity will begin to build respect for one another. Adolescence is a time when gender issues and comprehension of sexuality is confusing. There is no better time for knowledge to become empowering. The links below offer insight into the subjects which abound in classrooms filled with adolescents across America and it is imperative that students and teachers discuss these themes and begin to grasp an understanding of the topics surrounding them. Hopefully, with knowledge and with careful and positive application of that knowledge, there will be powerful, positive change.