SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)

ByJoanne

SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)

SOGI is an inclusive term that represents all individuals regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity. It includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, heterosexual and cisgender.

Sexual Orientation

Refers to each person’s capacity for profound emotional, affectional and sexual attraction to, and intimate and sexual relations with, individuals of a different gender or the same gender or more than one gender.

Gender Identity

Refers to each person’s deeply felt internal and individual experience of gender, which may or may not correspond with the sex assigned at birth, including the personal sense of the body which may involve, if freely chosen, modification of bodily appearance or function by medical, surgical or other means and other expressions of gender, including dress, speech and mannerisms.

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