Office of Student Life

Multicultural Center

Sexual Orientation Kit

Resources

  • What is Sexual Orientation?
    • Sexual Orientation 101 (Article)
    • LGBTQ+ Vocabulary Definitions (Article)
  • Heterosexism and Homophobia
    • “How Homophobia Hurts Us All” (Article)
    • "Heterosexual (Straight) Privileges" (Article)
    • "Heterosexism is a system. Just being accepting won't fix it." (Video)
  • Stereotypes
    • “11 Stereotypes People Should Stop Believing About the LGBTQ Community” (Article)

Reflection Questions

  1. What did you learn from the resources that you did not know before or that surprised you?
  2. Where has most of your education about sexual orientation come from prior to exploring these resources? After reading the resources, where do you see differences from what you were originally taught?
  3. What would you add to the Heterosexual (Straight) Privileges list?
  4. From the Stereotype resource, provide an example from media (i.e. movie, TV show, song, etc.) that reinforces a stereotype about the LGBTQ community. Why do you believe your example reinforces a stereotype?
  5. What do you want to commit to learning more about with regards to sexual orientation?
  6. How will you think differently or what will you do differently as a result of what you learned?

Additional Resources

  • “Why we need gender-neutral bathrooms” (Video)
  • “This is what LGBT life is like around the world” (Video)
  • "Understanding Prejudice" (Article Series)