This section contains short video clips looking at Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation and Expression.
Disclaimer: These videos are part of the WISER tutorial anything else that comes up as a suggestion is not part of the WISER tutorial. Youtube will suggest related content based on viewing history. Enjoy the videos.
As educators, it’s an area that we find adults sometimes struggle with more than young people, particularly in primary school. During our parenting evening concerns are often raised amongst parents regarding their own lack of knowledge and understanding. Most primary school children are well informed when it comes to this topic but find some parts a little confusing. It’s worth looking at all the clips to provide both young people and parents with a broader understanding.
Your sexuality is about your sexual feelings, thoughts, attractions and behaviours towards other people. You can find other people physically, sexually or emotionally attractive, and all those things are part of your sexuality. Sexuality can mean different things to different people, some people use the term as a way to describe who they are attracted to: homosexual/gay, heterosexual/straight, bisexual, pansexual, asexual….These terms and who people are attracted to be that women, men, both, neither are a person’s Sexual Orientation.
Remember there is no rush trying to figure out who you are attracted to, take your time and don’t feel pressured to put a label on it. Some people know from an early age and others take longer. This is your sexuality and it’s unique to you.
Talking Sexual Orientation with Jane: explains terms and what they mean
What is Sexual Orientation: it is totally normal to have questions about sexual orientation and this clip explains why
Sex Assigned at Birth and Gender Identity: What is the Difference?
Range of Gender Identities: This explores being male, female, both or neither.
Being Male, Female, Transgender or Gender fluid: More on identity
My Friend is Transgender: everyone has a gender identity—a feeling or sense of being male, female or somewhere in between. Sometimes people’s gender identity matches their bodies, and sometimes it does not.
Gender Roles and Stereotypes: gender roles and gender stereotypes may be harmful sometimes and prevent people from being who they really want to be.
Gender Expression: explains what this is and sometimes our gender expression and gender identity match and sometimes they don’t (this clip will make you want to dance!!)