Explain the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation.

For this assignment please consider the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation. In 1,000-1,250 words, do the following:

  1. In your own words explain the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation.
  2. Discuss controversies that have stemmed from gender identity and sexual orientation.
  3. Discuss specific research methods commonly used to investigate gender identity and sexual orientation.
  4. Explain benefits and challenges to this research, including how it can add to controversies.
  5. Discuss social influences on gender identity and sexual orientation.
  6. Discuss cultural/environmental influences on gender identity and sexual orientation.
  7. Discuss biological influences on gender identity and sexual orientation. 

Use four to six scholarly resources to support your explanations.
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