Terms We Use

This list is not comprehensive and may not apply to every individual.

Asexual is a term we use to describe an individual who does not experience sexual attraction.

Binary is a term we use to describe the common idea that there are only two genders, woman & man – corresponding to the terms female & male, feminine & masculine, respectively – and the consequent assumption that all people fall into one or other of these categories.

Bisexual is the term we use to refer to an individual who is physically, romantically, emotionally and/or spiritually attracted to men and women.

Cisgender (adj: pronounced “siss-jendur”) is a term we use to refer to a person who is born in a body that is congruent with how they feel inside.

Gay (adj) is the term we use to describe individuals who are physically, romantically, emotionally and/or spiritually attracted to members of the same sex &/or gender. More commonly used when referring to men who are attracted to men, but can be applied to women as well.

Intersex is the presence of intermediate or atypical combinations of physical features that usually distinguish female from male.

Lesbian (noun) is the term we use to refer to a female who is physically, romantically, emotionally and/or spiritually attracted to another female.

LGBTQIA+ is an initialism we use that collectively refers to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex &/or asexual+ community.
We use + to include all other sexual and gender identities, who do not necessarily identify as LGBTQIA but consider themselves part of the community.

Non-Binary is an umbrella term we use to describe the gender identities of those for whom the “gender binary” doesn’t fit – either because their sense of gender falls outside the strict categories of woman/man entirely, or because it incorporates only parts of one or both, or is more than either one of those on its own.

Pansexual (adj) a person who experiences sexual, romantic, physical, and/or spiritual attraction for members of all gender identities/expressions.

Questioning (verb, adjective) – an individual who is unsure about or is exploring their own sexual orientation &/or gender identity.

Trans is a term we use to include a whole range of people who find that their gender identity and/or gender expression differs in some way from the gender assumptions made by others about them when they were born.
We include all people who find themselves somewhere in between or outside the gender binary, including but not limited to; transgender people, transsexual people, genderqueer people, crossdressers, gender variant and gender non-conforming people. We also include people who have no gender or multiple genders.

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