Defining the Fine Line: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in the 21st Century, 5 Narratives of Expression

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/297724
Title:
Defining the Fine Line: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in the 21st Century, 5 Narratives of Expression
Author:
Nachazel, Caroline Christina
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Gender identity and sexual orientation have often been confused as being synonymous. There is a fine line, which differentiates the two. Current research and education regarding the gender identity and sexual orientation of people that identify with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning population is limited. The thesis explores what the current research says about both gender identity and sexual orientation and how it is explicitly defined. Five narratives of expression were collected from real human individuals who suffered an identity transformation crisis. The narratives both illustrate and contradict what research says and thus proves how much room there is for a broadening definition of identity expression. Gender identity and sexual orientation are not overlapping concepts. They are ultimately defined through an individual’s life experiences, which are more complex than the definition of gender itself.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Communication
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Dues, Michael

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dc.titleDefining the Fine Line: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in the 21st Century, 5 Narratives of Expressionen_US
dc.creatorNachazel, Caroline Christinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorNachazel, Caroline Christinaen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractGender identity and sexual orientation have often been confused as being synonymous. There is a fine line, which differentiates the two. Current research and education regarding the gender identity and sexual orientation of people that identify with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning population is limited. The thesis explores what the current research says about both gender identity and sexual orientation and how it is explicitly defined. Five narratives of expression were collected from real human individuals who suffered an identity transformation crisis. The narratives both illustrate and contradict what research says and thus proves how much room there is for a broadening definition of identity expression. Gender identity and sexual orientation are not overlapping concepts. They are ultimately defined through an individual’s life experiences, which are more complex than the definition of gender itself.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunicationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDues, Michael-
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