Monthly Moment with OEC

by UAA Office of Equity & Compliance  |   

June is Pride Month, in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan which was a milestone in the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. 

The understanding of gender identity has changed a lot in the past fifty years, and being able to differentiate between sex and gender is important for all of us as a university community, ensuring our communication reflects our knowledge, value of diversity and respect of one another.

In general terms, "sex" refers to the biological differences between males and females, such as the genitalia and genetic differences. "Gender" is more difficult to define, but it can refer to the role of a male or a female in society, known as a gender role, or an individual's concept of themselves, or gender identity.  Sometimes, a person's genetically assigned sex does not line up with their gender identity. These individuals may refer to themselves as transgender, non-binary or gender-nonconforming.

Title IX’s protections against discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual harassment and sexual assault includes sexual orientation and gender identity. All reports of discrimination or harassment of our LGBTQIA+ university community are received by the Office of Equity and Compliance. Reports can be made online, via email or by calling 786-0818.

Seawolves Speak Up, only together do we create a culture of respect.

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