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Sexual Orientation

 

Sexual orientation 

 

Labels are based in 

relationship between gender identity and the

gay is a male-identified person attracted to male-identified people

lesbian is a female-identified person attracted to female-identified people

bisexual is a person attracted to males and females. Some bisexuals 

 

 

 

Sexuality & Gender

Gender Identity & Expression

 

Gender is how an individual understands their 

In our culture, gender is traditionally linked to biological sex.

 

Sex is assigned at birth describes the biology 

Usually, 

 

California added a nonbinary option for birth certificates and drivers licenses in 2019.  

 

Sex is biology. 

Assigned male or female at birth. 

recently, some states 

gender identity cannot be changed

male/female, 

 

 

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Key Terms

 

Sex

Intersex 

young children are usually the most rigid about gender norms, but as people develop, they often shift from valuing conformity to the rules, to valuing fairness in how people are treated.  

 

Gender identity develops over time