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Sexual & Gender Identity Institute

The mission of the Sexual & Gender Identity Institute is, from a Christian worldview, to further our understanding of sexual and gender identity, and the intersection of these identities with religious identity, and to be a resource to the church and to the broader culture.  We do this through research, training, and consultation.

The mission of SGI is consistent with the Wheaton College Community Covenant.

Recent Events

Dr. Mark YarhouseDr. Mark Yarhouse, director of the Sexual and Gender Identity Institute and the Dr. Arthur P. Rech & Mrs. Jean May Rech Chair at Wheaton College, presented his inaugural lecture entitled "Sexual Identity, Gender Identity & Christian Faith" on February 26, 2020.

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After leading a public seminar at Trinity School of Ministry (Armbridge, PA), therapist, researcher, and author, Dr. Mark Yarhouse shares insights on the issue of gender dysphoria.

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A podcast with Dr. Yarhouse and two other guests who have spent more than a decade researching the experience of sexual minorities at faith-based colleges and universities, exploring the intersection of faith and sexuality.

SGI Research Group


We have anywhere from 5-6 lines of research being conducted at any one time. Discover our current highlights.

Billy Graham Center

Consultation and Training Services

We offer consultations and clinical trainings related to sexual and gender identity concerns.

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Browse a variety of helpful resources around gender identity issues including articles, workbooks, videos, books, professional referrals, and academic papers.