Sexual orientation

Here we explore the identifications that determine our governmental, economic and social outcomes.

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Basics: Sexual Orientation

Review a brief and basic overview to better understand sexual orientation.

Psychology Today
Workshop

Sexual orientation and power and privilege

As part of a larger workshop on power and privilege, this section helps us understand how sexual orientation impacts the two.

The Pennsylvania State University
Book chapter

Sexual Identity as a Universal Process

This keenly academic resource dives deep into models of sexual identity development, positing one core model of said processes.

F. R. Dillon, R. L. Worthington, B. Moradi
Article

Glossary of Terms | Human Rights Campaign

Many Americans refrain from talking about sexual orientation and gender identity or expression because it feels taboo, or because they’re afraid of saying the wrong thing. This glossary was written to help give people the words and meanings to help make conversations easier and more comfortable.

Human Rights Campaign
Website

LGBT Rights | American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

ACLU
Website

GLSEN

GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality.

GLSEN
Website

GLAAD

GLAAD works through entertainment, news, and digital media to share stories from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance.

GLAAD
Website

Equality Federation

Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for LGBTQ people. From Equality Florida to Freedom Oklahoma to Basic Rights Oregon, we amplify the power of the state-based LGBTQ movement.

Equality Federation

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