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What is Sexual Orientation

Preventing and Reducing Violence in Schools and Society
It defines a person feeling in relation to its sexual and love attraction in relation to others. As an example, a gay man has the homosexuality as its sexual orientation. People do not learn how to have it, but they born like that.
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Intersectional Dialogue While Combating LGBT-Phobia in Schools
Yago Vieira de Oliveira Almeida (Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4072-5.ch002
The presence of culture of violence in the school environment, manifested from the language, physical, and social spheres is widely recognized by organizations, which has among its goals encouraging quality education to all, especially to young people. Therefore, LGBT bullying has gained a growing awareness by civil society, especially with regard to its negative outcomes to the formation of youth, forming a psychological and social legacy that has serious consequences for the establishment of a society ruled by the sustainable development principles. In this way, this chapter aims to discuss possible mechanisms to combat LGBT-phobia, especially based on bullying, in order to create a culture of peace in schools. Criticizing, investigating, discussing, and relativizing are crucial alternative methods in order to build a healthy school environment and potentially transformative.
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Advancing Arguments for Freedom From Discrimination: The Case for Sexual Minorities
Refers to how a person experiences sexual desire towards others. It involves attraction, behaviour, and identity. For a person with a heterosexual orientation, the desire is towards persons of the opposite sex; for those with a homosexual orientation, the desire is towards persons of the same sex; for those with a bisexual orientation, the desire is towards both the male and female sex; for transgender and intersex persons, the desire is towards persons who are regarded by society as unsuitable for the transgender or intersex person, because of the transgender or intersex person’s non-conforming gender identities and sex characteristics, etc.
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Sociopolitical Implications to Consider When Working With the LGBTQIA+ Community
The innate sexual attraction one has to others, usually in reference to gender.
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Homophobic Bullying in South African Schools: Theory Into Practice Solutions (TIPS)
Refers to the concept of whether a person is heterosexually, homosexually or bisexually inclined.
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Transgender and Gender Expansive
Describes an individual’s enduring physical, emotional, romantic, and/or spiritual attraction to another person. Gender identity and sexual orientation are not the same.
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Diversity and Inclusion in the Academy: A Classroom Perspective
The term is used to refer to a person’s sexual identity. In this study, students were asked to self-identify.
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Queering the Curriculum: An Exploratory Study of Teachers' Perceptions on Integrating LGBTQ+-Inclusive Curriculum
A component of identity that includes a person’s sexual and emotional attraction to another person and the behavior and/or social affiliation that may result from this attraction.
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Recognition of the Rights of the Sexual Minorities in Nigeria: Interrogating the Laws Towards Developing a Paradigm Shift
Sexual orientation is a term used to refer to a person’s pattern of emotional, romantic, and sexual attraction to people of a particular gender (male or female).
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Building Peaceful Inclusive Schools for Inclusive Education: Is Namibia on the Transformation Path?
It refers to the way people define themselves as sexual beings. People who have an inclination/intimate attraction towards people of the same sex as her/himself are referred to as gay (men attracted to men) or lesbian (women attracted to women). However, some people are attracted to both men and women. These preferences and others all fall within the continuum of sexual orientation.
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Teaching Up: Female Sociologists Teaching About Privilege
A socially constructed social identity based on an individual’s attraction to or interaction with others of similar and different genders.
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Inclusion, Diversity Belonging, Equity, and Accessibility Principles on College Campuses: How Faculty and Staff Can Create a Culture of Empowerment for Student Success
A person's identity in relation to the gender or genders to which they are sexually attracted; the fact of being heterosexual, homosexual, etc. (Anderson, 2021 AU57: The in-text citation "Anderson, 2021" is not in the reference list. Please correct the citation, add the reference to the list, or delete the citation. ).
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A Teacher Education Model for LGBTIQ Diversity at the University: How to Improve What Needs to Be Trained?
It refers to the emotional, affective, and sexual attraction to people of a different gender than one’s own, or of the same gender, or more than one gender, as well as the ability to maintain intimate and sexual relationships with these people.
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Managing a Diverse Workforce
An inherent or immutable enduring emotional, romantic or sexual attraction to other people.
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