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Sexual Identity

Sexual identity encompasses the spectrum of our emotional, physical, sexual, and romantic attractions that individuals have toward others of the same and/or other genders. Sexual identity is fluid and can shift throughout the lifetime.

Our students who identify as queer, non-heterosexual, questioning, etc. can experience a variety of stressors. These can be stressors common to the broader VCU community (academic stress, finances, adjusting to college), as well as stressors more specific to their sexual identity (e.g. coming out, identity erasure, discrimination, etc.)

If you are experiencing any of the above concerns, or want to further explore your sexual identity, you can reach out to UCS to access therapy services or inquire about our Rainbow support group. Check out the resources below for further support.


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