Sex: either of the two major forms of individuals that occur in many species and that are distinguished respectively as female or male especially on the basis of their reproductive organs and structures
Doctors can alter the physical characteristics of sex, but bodily sex does not determine gender
Gender: the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex
There is NO such thing as a single 'gay gene': Scientists find homosexuality is likely caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors
Your gender identity is how you identify and present yourself, for example as a boy or man, or as a girl or woman.
Gender isn’t about whether you were born with a penis* or vagina*, but how you feel about yourself. Some people are transgender, which means their gender identity that doesn’t align with their biological sex.
Your sexual identity is based on your feelings, attractions, and desires.
If you don’t experience sexual desire or attraction, you may identify as asexual.
Sexual identity is fluid and can change throughout your life.
The following are the 58 gender options identified by ABC News: