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Sexual orientation refers to the gender (or genders) of the people we have feelings of attraction and affection toward, both emotionally and physically. This is an important part of our total self-identity – how we see ourselves and how others see us.

  • Coming Out

    Do I Have to Be Out to Be Gay? No. To be “out” means that you tell others about your sexual orientation. There are many things that need to be in place before someone is ready to be out. Also, some people never fully “come out” and when they do, they may only come out […]

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  • Facts

    Over one-third (37.8%) of GLBT students have experienced some form of physical harassment (ie: being pushed, punched, or spat upon) 75% of GLBT teens feel unsafe at school Youth who are GLBT are 3.4 times more likely to report a suicide attempt Students harassed based on actual or perceived sexual orientation are more than three […]

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  • Gay-Straight Alliance

    What is a GSA? A Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-initiated and student-run club at school. GSAs provide a safe, supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, questioning (LGBTQ) and straight ally youth to meet and discuss sexual orientation and gender identity issues, and to work to create a school environment free of […]

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  • LGBTQ

    Please see the Health Alert regarding the Men C Outbreak Gay-Straight Alliance Words to Use with Sexual Orientation Facts

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  • Sexual Orientation

    Sexual Orientation We are all sexual beings. Sexual orientation refers to the gender (or genders) of the people we have feelings of attraction and affection toward, both emotionally and physically. This is an important part of our total self-identity – how we see ourselves and how others see us. It is one of the most […]

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  • Words to Use with Sexual Orientation

    Transgendered is an umbrella term, relating to how some individuals express their gender identity. For some it might mean changing their gender identity. For some it might mean changing their gender, perhaps surgically; for others, to dress in the clothing of the “opposite” gender; for some, to be free to express themselves as neither male […]

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