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Sexual Diversity

What is meant by sexual diversity? Sexuality is just one of the ways that people differ from one another. The term "sexual diversity" is often used in the context of sexual orientation. Not all people are heterosexual. Some people are gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or questioning.

Sexual diversity means that everyone has different understandings about what sexuality means to them. In the past, sexual diversity within the general population was less apparent and visible than it is today.

Over time, society today has become a lot more tolerant and accepting of the differences between people along the lines of religion, disability, ethnicity, race, and sexuality. This includes a recognition that in today's world we are a diverse community with respect to sexual orientation, gender identity, transgenderism, transsexualism, and intersexuality.

Although the term "sexual diversity" can apply to many different aspects of sexuality, it is usually defined as sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The document Sexuality Definitions defines many other sexuality terms, including acronyms and their meanings, that you may come across on SexualDiversity.org - and in everyday life.

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Category: Sexuality
Publish Date: 4th Apr 2024
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Study highlights the need for population-level research on the nutritional needs of transgender people.
Category: Transgender News
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Exploring Sex and Gender in Science - Cell thumbnail image.
Cell issue on sex and gender in science includes a collection of articles on topics related to strategies for promoting gender equality in academia, enhancing rigor in the study of sex-related variables, and supporting transgender researchers.
Category: LGBTQ+ News
Publish Date: 14th Mar 2024
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Transgender, and family members of transgender, scientists describe what it is like to be a transgender person in STEMM.
Category: Transgender News
Publish Date: 14th Mar 2024
Psychiatric Care of Transgender and Gender Diverse People thumbnail image.
The gender minority stress and resilience model can help psychiatrists understand and address the mental health challenges this population experiences.
Category: Transgender News
Publish Date: 8th Mar 2024
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International study reveals how problematic use of pornography is affecting people in different parts of the world, across various genders and sexual orientations.
Category: LGBTQ+ News
Publish Date: 5th Mar 2024

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Alphabetical list of gender identities.

2Transgender Reporting Guide
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3Glossary of Sexuality Terms
Definitions of sexual terms & acronyms.

4Glossary of Sexual Identities
Definitions of gender related terms.

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