LGBTI + Terms
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex.
Everyone has a sexual orientation and it describes who we are sexually attracted to.
A woman who is attracted to someone of the same sex.
Someone who is attracted to someone of the same sex. Both men and some women identify as Gay.
Someone who is attracted to both sexes.
People whose gender identity does not correspond to the sex assigned to them at birth.
An umbrella term for all those who’s gender identity does not correspond to the sex assigned to them at birth.
People who are attracted to those of the opposite sex.
Person who is not sexually attracted to anyone or does not have a sexual orientation.
A person who is attracted to someone regardless of their gender.
Refers to a person’s deeply-felt identification with their own gender. This may or may not correspond to the sex they were assigned at birth.
The external manifestation of a person’s gender identity. Gender can be expressed through mannerisms, grooming, physical characteristics, social interactions and speech patterns.
A person whose gender aligns with the sex assigned to them at birth.
A person whose gender markers (chromosomes, hormones, anatomy) are not all typically male or female at birth.
A person whose gender identity is neither exclusively male or female. A non-binary person may also may describe themselves as gender fluid, gender queer, gender variant, agender, genderless or something else.
The word queer is still sometimes used as a hateful slur, so although it has mostly been reclaimed, be careful with its use.
A process through which some transgender people begin to live as the gender with which they identify, rather than the one assigned at birth. Transition might include social, physical or legal changes.