Ally – Anyone straight or LGBT who supports and stands up for the rights of LGBTQ people.

Asexual – A person who is not sexually attracted to anyone or does not have a sexual orientation.  Can experience libido or not, and may be aromantic or not.

Biological Sex 2020欧洲杯预选赛排名– Our packaging, determined by our chromosomes, hormones, and internal and external genitalia.

Bisexual – A term given to people who are attracted sexually and emotionally to some males and females.

Cisgender – Describes someone who feels comfortable with the gender identity and gender expression expectations assigned to them at birth based on their physical sex.

Coming Out – To disclose one’s identity as a LGBTA person to others.

Dyke – Derogatory term referring to a masculine lesbian.  Sometimes adopted affirmatively by lesbians (not necessarily masculine ones) to refer to themselves.

Gay – A term given to males who are attracted sexually and emotionally to some other males.

Gender Binary – The idea that there are only two genders – male/female or man/woman and that a person must be strictly gendered either/or.

Gender Expression – The ways in which people externally communicate their gender identity to others through behavior, clothing, haircut, etc.

Gender Identity 2020欧洲杯预选赛排名– Our innermost feeling of ourselves as “male”, “female” or somewhere in between.

Gender Role 2020欧洲杯预选赛排名– Society’s expectations about our behavior and appearance based on our sex.

Genderqueer 2020欧洲杯预选赛排名– A gender variant person whose gender identity is neither male nor female, is between or beyond genders, or is some combination of genders.  Often includes a political agenda to challenge stereotypes and the gender binary system.

Heterosexism – A bias against homosexuality rooted in belief that heterosexuality is superior or the norm.

In the Closet – Refers to a homosexual, bisexual, transperson or intersex person who will not or cannot disclose their sex, sexuality, sexual orientation or gender identity to their friends, family, co-workers, or society.  Also known as ‘down low’ or ‘DL’.

Intersex Person – Someone whose sex a doctor has difficult time categorizing as either male or female.  A person whose combination of chromosomes, gonads, hormones, internal sex organs, and/or genitals differs from one of the two expected patterns.

Lesbian 2020欧洲杯预选赛排名– A term given to females who are attracted sexually and emotionally to some other females.

Outing – Involuntary disclosure of one’s own sexual orientation, gender identity, or intersex status.

Pansexual 2020欧洲杯预选赛排名– A person who is sexually attracted to all or many gender expressions.

Privilege 2020欧洲杯预选赛排名– A right or resource that one group has access to and from which other groups are denied.

Queer 2020欧洲杯预选赛排名– A reclaimed word that was formerly used solely as a slur but that has been semantically overturned by members of the maligned group, who use it as a term of defiant pride. People who are in the process of figuring out their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Same-gender Loving 2020欧洲杯预选赛排名– A term from the African American community used by people of color who may see gay and lesbian as terms of the white LGBTQ community.

Sexual Identity 2020欧洲杯预选赛排名– This is what we call ourselves in terms of our sexuality (gay, straight, lesbian, bi, etc.)

Sexual Orientation 2020欧洲杯预选赛排名– This is determined by the sex of the person one is attracted to and encompasses our sexual drives, desires, and fantasies.

Transgender 2020欧洲杯预选赛排名– A broad term for all people who do not match society’s expectations regarding gender, including transsexuals and cross dressers.

Transphobia – The irrational fear of those who are gender variant and/or the inability to deal with gender ambiguity.

Transsexual – People whose sense of themselves as male or female is different from their biological sex.  Sometimes they hormonally and/or surgically change their bodies to more fully match their gender identity.

Two-spirit 2020欧洲杯预选赛排名– Native American term for a person born with one biological sex and fulfilling at least some of the gender roles assigned to both sexes; considered to be part male and part female or wholly male and wholly female; often revered as a natural peace maker, healer and shaman.