Sexual Identity

Everyone – even someone who will never have sex – has a sexual orientation. Sex is about what people do, but sexual orientation is about what people are. It includes things like what kind of person we feel sexually & romantically attracted to – if we’re attracted to anyone this way. Words like straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and asexual describe some sexual orientations.

When we were born, the doctor probably said “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!” Gender Identity is about how well we feel these words (boy, girl, man, woman) fit us right now. Do some words feel like they describe us better than others? Do none of them feel right? Words like male, female, cisgender, transgender, and gender fluid describe some gender identities.

This stuff can be fascinating. It can be complicated. We may wonder: Can gender identity or orientation change? Do I need permission to be gay? Are some sexual orientations and gender identities better than others? What does LGBTQ mean? What’s with the Pride Parade anyway?

Let’s have a conversation!

Videos

Hi, I’m Dee – A Real Talk Comic Book

Since childhood, people have been using words for Dee that don’t seem right. Now Dee is learning more about other people who don’t fit the words “woman”, or “man”, or “girl”, or “boy”. There are some obstacles, but Dee is figuring things out, and has big hopes for the future.

Resources

1-800-SEX-SENSE Line

A free, anonymous telephone and email info hotline where you can ask any question about sex.

Options For Sexual Health

British Columbia’s largest sexual health nonprofit, with lots of info and services on their website.

Scarleteen

A sexuality and relationships website for teens and emerging adults.

Amaze

A website with animated sex-ed videos on lots of crucial topics.

Womyn’s Ware

Vancouver store that sells many sexual pleasure products like sex toys, vibrators, massagers, and lubricant.

Chronically Queer

A group for LGBTQIA2S+ people living with chronic health conditions and/or disabilities.

abOUT Group

Facebook-based friendship & support group for LGBTQIA2S+ folks labelled with intellectual disabilities.

Qmunity

Greater Vancouver’s queer, trans, and Two-Spirit community centre.

Health Initiative for Men

Vancouver area group for gay, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirit and queer men.

Transcare BC

Care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for trans people across the province.

News

Sex Education Season 3 Is Must-See TV

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The Netflix teen comedy series breaks new ground by featuring a lead character with a disability as part of a romantic triangle.

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