What is the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity?

Gender identity and sexual orientation are two different things.  Gender identity refers to your internal knowledge of your own gender – for example, your knowledge that you’re a man, a woman or another gender. Sexual orientation has to do with whom you’re attracted to.  Like non-transgender people, Transgender people can have any sexual orientation.  For example a Transgender man (someone who lives as a man today) may be primarily attracted to other men (and identify as a gay man), may be primarily attracted to women (and identify as a straight man), or have any other sexual orientation.