Gay and Lesbian Identity Integration Model

LBGT Identity

Adoption of a gay/lesbian identity is a developmental process of recognizing, accepting, and ultimately affirming one’s gay or lesbian sexual orientation that encompasses six stages. Identity Confusion In the first stage, identity confusion, the person is amazed to think of themselves as a gay person. “Could I be gay?” This stage begins with the person’s […]

Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation

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What are the Differences Between Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation? I’m frequently asked to explain the differences between sex, gender, and sexual orientation.  So, what are the differences?  The short answer is this: sex is about your body, gender is about who you feel yourself to be, and sexual orientation is about to whom you’re […]