Beyond Binaries: Expanding our Understanding of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Description: What is the difference between biological sex, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation? This program provides an introduction to concepts of identity and intersectionality specifically around issues of gender and gender identity in an effort to clarify the difference between two often misunderstood concepts: gender identity and sexual orientation.


  • Learn the meaning of gender identity and how it different from sexual orientation
  • Identify the various ways that gender identity and sexual orientation are expressed
  • Recognize the issues that transgender individuals contend with in employment and academic setting as well

Affirmative Action Office

Affirmative Action Office
328 Boucke, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-0471
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