Scope: This guide is intended to support informed dialogue and action by providing general information and resources about gender and sexuality. It was made in partnership with the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. This guide serves as an introduction to these issues and as a starting place for finding information from a variety of sources.
We welcome your suggestions on strengthening this guide as we view it as a constantly evolving resource. Please contact Sarah Rhodes at Sarah.Rhodes@oneonta.edu
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.