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Updated November 4, 2016
Sexual Orientation Resources
What is sexual orientation?
Sexual orientation refers to an enduring pattern of emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attractions to men, women, or both sexes. Sexual orientation refers to a person's sense of identity based on those attractions, related behaviors, and membership in a community of others who share those attractions. It is usually discussed in three categories: heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual. Sexual orientation is distinct from other components of sex and gender.
Information from the American Psychological Association
*The WRC recognizes that there are more than two genders and sexes.
**Definitions of sexual orientation vary and are constantly evolving.
New Mexico Gender Advocacy Information Network
Safe Zone Project
(505) 889-2515 (leave message)
UNM Queer Straight Alliance
FTM International FTM stands for Female-to-Male. This site is the internet contact point for the largest, longest running educational organization serving FTM transgender people and transsexual men.
Gay & Lesbian Medical Association GLMA is working to ensure that LGBT people are treated competently and not discriminated against when they access health care.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Intersex Society of North America The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systematic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
Lesbian Health Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Their web site is a public service for lesbians and their practitioners about health-related topics specific to lesbians.
National Center for Transgender Equality A social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.
Transgender Law Information on transgender law around the country
Transgender Warrior Leslie Feinberg's site.