Gender roles and identity are issues determined and challenged by society's beliefs and standards. In a positive sense, gender roles and identity help us establish a part of our self-identity. In a negative sense, gender roles and identity sometimes restrict our choices in self-concept, professional roles, and societal roles.

Information on this page will hopefully serve to help individuals better determine for themselves how to establish their own individual roles within gender and gender identity.

On Campus: Alliance, Sociology, Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Anthropology.

Web Resources

Also, several internet sites exist with information on gender identity, orientation, and relationship issues. You might want to check out:

General Resources

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For Allies, Friends, and Family Members

  • PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) support network for family and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trangender individuals.

Activism/Outreach Programs

The following information is from the ACPA Standing Committee for Gay, Lesbian, and Biseuxal Awareness. See if these links interest you: