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Chris Allan

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Chris is Director of Your D+I. He is a dedicated and qualified Diversity and Inclusion practitioner with a mission to support businesses by making inclusion become embedded in thei...

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Who are you?

Hey, I'm Chris Allen. I am the founder of your DNI with a diversity and inclusion consultancy in this experience. You can ask me any questions on sexuality and gender.

What's the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation?

So gender identity kind of does what it says in the tin. Really, gender identity is what you identify as, whether that be male, female, non-binary, or one of the many other genders. Sexual orientation is almost to do with attraction and sexual attraction and emotional attraction. So for instance, being a gay male, you would be attracted to another gay male or perhaps someone who is non-binary.

What are the different genders?

There are many different genders. There's been a lot of research done recently to say there's about 150 different types of genders. We'd probably be here all day if it was to list them all, but there are a number of great resources out there that would help identify the different types of genders. The most common would be male, female, non-binary, asexual, and intersex.

What is cisgender?

What is transgender?