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Gender and Sexuality Resources

Definitions

Gender | The range of characteristics associated with men and women and the masculine and feminine attributes assigned to them by society.

Gender Identity | One’s innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both or neither – how individuals perceive themselves and what they call themselves. One's gender identity can be the same or different from their sex assigned at birth.

Sex | The identification of the biological/physical anatomy most often categorized as male or female.

Sexual Orientation | One’s sexual attraction to other people.

If you are interested in more vocabulary and definitions related to the topics of gender and sexuality, please see the GSRC website linked below.