Terms We Use

The following has been produced by members of the Proud2Be Youth Group. This list is not comprehensive and may not apply to every individual.

Asexual
No sexual interest but may be still romantically attracted to people

Binary
Someone who identifies as either a woman or a man- and uses the terms female and male, feminine and masculine, respectively

Bisexual
A person who is attracted* to people of 2 or more genders

Cisgender
Someone whose gender is the same as the one they were assigned at birth
Opposite of trans/transgender

Demigender
Someone who identifies partially but not fully as a certain gender (can be binary or non-binary)

Demisexual
Only being attracted to somebody once a connection has been made (i.e. friends)

Gay
A person who is attracted to someone of the same gender

Homoromantic
Romantically attracted to people of the same gender

Intersex
Someone whose biology doesn’t completely match the typical social definitions of ‘female’ and ‘male’. Some intersex people identify as trans and part of the LGBTQIA+ community but some do not.

Lesbian
A woman who is attracted to other women

Non-Binary
Someone 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
Someone who is attracted to people, regardless of gender

Questioning
Someone who is unsure about or is exploring their own sexual orientation and/or gender identity

Trans/Transgender
Someone whose gender differs to the one they were assigned at birth
This includes but is not limited to gender fluid, agender, non-binary, pangender, bigender & demi gender
Opposite of cisgender

* sexually, romantically, spiritually, and/or physically

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