Gender: A reflection of one’s self-image to society. This is what you identify as and how you express yourself including how your behavior and choice of how one dresses.
Sexuality: Sexual attraction and preferences towards others.
- Cisgender: Identifying as the gender you were assigned at birth.
- Transgender: Identifying with a different gender than the one they were born with.
- Transsexual: A transgender person who is or has undergone a physical change to their birth sex.
- Agender: Not identifying with any gender.
- Gender Fluid: Identifying with no genders, one gender, or many genders at different times in their life.
- Intersex: Identifying as both male and female. Synonymous with the term androgenous or two-spirit.
- Questioning: Someone who is still trying to figure out what gender identity makes them feel most comfortable.
- Queer: A term that includes all non-cisgender sexual identities. This can be used to speak about the LGBTQIA+ community as a whole.
- Lesbian: A person identifying themselves as female who is attracted to other female-identifying individuals.
- Gay: A person identifying themselves as male who is attracted to other male-identifying individuals.
- Bisexual: A person who feels dual attraction to both male and females (typically cisgender ones).
- Pansexual: A person who is attracted to all genders, whether they are traditionally cisgender or not.
- Asexual: Someone who is disinterested in sexual relationships altogether.
- Polysexual/Polyamorous: A person of any sexual orientation who is attracted to multiple partners at once. Polysexual people are disinterested in monogamous relationships.
- Skoliosexual: Similar to a pansexual, although skoliosexual individuals are only attracted to non-cisgender people.