Glossary on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation



​According to the Human Rights Campaign, many Americans refrain from talking about sexual orientation and gender identity or expression because it feels taboo or because they’re afraid of saying the wrong thing. This glossary was written to give people the words and meanings to help make conversations easier and more comfortable.

Ally | A person who is not LGBTQ but shows support for LGBTQ people and promotes equality in a variety of ways.

Androgynous | Identifying and/or presenting as neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine.

Asexual | The lack of a sexual attraction or desire for other people.

Biphobia | Prejudice, fear or hatred directed toward bisexual people.

Bisexual | A person emotionally, romantically or sexually attracted to more…





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