Gender identity is your internal and psychological sense of yourself as a woman, a man, both, in between or neither. Only you can determine your gender identity. Sexual orientation is a term used to describe your pattern of emotional, romantic or sexual attraction. Sexual orientation may include attraction to the same gender homosexuality , a gender different than your own heterosexuality , both men and women bisexuality , all genders pansexual , or neither asexuality.
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I work in the field of psychiatry. Because being gay is bad, apparently. That would be classed as a very sinister superpower. This issue has come up again for what is possibly the 12,,,nd time for several reasons. There was a recent study that suggests homosexuality is linked to the X chromosome , so is therefore genetic, ie inherent, not a choice. On top of this, Stephen Fry has recently revealed his engagement to partner Elliot Spencer.
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But this time, there were two new questions. One asked students about their sexual orientation; the second asked the gender of their partners. States could choose which CDC questions to ask their teens; 27 states agreed, enough, researchers believe, to offer data that can be extrapolated to the rest of the country. That made it the first-ever national survey to parse high schoolers by sexuality. For the first time, we know that some 1.
Reuters Health - LGBT adolescents are more likely than other kids their age to try to kill themselves, a new analysis confirms. Data pooled from 35 earlier studies show that sexual minority youth were more than three times as likely to attempt suicide as heterosexual peers, researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics. Transgender youth were at highest risk, nearly six times as likely to attempt suicide as heterosexual peers, researchers reported. Many LBGT youth have trouble accepting who they are because of the way they are seen by others, di Giacomo explained in an email. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in adolescents, di Giacomo and her colleagues noted.