Ag / Aggressive – See ‘Stud.’ Agendered – Person is internally ungendered. Ally someone that is confronts heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexual and genderstraight privilege in on their own among others; an issue for the well-being of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, trans, and intersex people; and a belief that heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia are social justice problems. Androgyne – Person appearing and/or determining as neither guy nor girl, presenting a sex either neutral or mixed. Asexual – Person who is certainly not intimately interested in anyone or doesn’t have a intimate orientation.


BDSM – (Bondage, Discipline/Domination, Submission/Sadism, and Masochism ) The terms ‘submission/sadism’ and ‘masochism’ make reference to deriving pleasure from inflicting or receiving discomfort, frequently in a intimate context. The terms ‘bondage’ and ‘domination’ relate to having fun with different energy functions, both in intimate and social context. These methods tend to be misinterpreted as abusive, nevertheless when practiced in a safe, sane, and manner that is consensual be an integral part of healthy sex-life. (often described as ‘leather.’) Bear – probably the most definition that is common of ‘bear’ is a guy that has facial/body hair, and a cuddly human anatomy. Nonetheless, the term ‘bear’ means things that are many differing people, also in the bear movement. Lots of men who do not need one or a few of these faculties define on their own as bears, making the word an extremely loose one. ‘Bear’ is usually thought as a lot more of an mindset and a feeling of convenience with normal masculinity and figures. Berdache – A generic term used to reference a 3rd sex individual (woman-living-man). The definition of ‘berdache’ is normally refused as offensive and inappropriate by Native Peoples since it is a phrase that has been assigned by European settlers to differently gendered Native Peoples.


Catcher – See ‘Bottom.’ This term may be looked at unpleasant by many people. Cisgender – describes an individual who seems confident with the sex identification and sex phrase objectives assigned in their mind according to their real intercourse. Being released – May refer into the procedure in which one takes one’s sexuality that is own sex identification, or status being an intersexed individual (to “come down” to yourself). Might also make reference to the procedure through which one stocks one’s sex, sex identity, or status being a person that is intersexedto “come away” to buddies). This can be a consistent, life-long process for homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and intersexed people. Cross-dresser – somebody who wears clothing of some other gender/sex.


Discrimination – Prejudice + energy. It takes place when people of an even more effective social group behave unjustly or cruelly to people in a less effective group that is social. Discrimination may take numerous kinds, including both act that is individual of or injustice and institutional denials of privileges usually accorded with other groups. Ongoing discrimination creates a weather of oppression for the affected team.

Drag – The performance of 1 or multiple genders theatrically. Drag King – a person whom does masculinity theatrically. Drag Queen – an individual who works femininity theatrically. Dyke – Derogatory term talking about a masculine lesbian. Sometimes used affirmatively by lesbians ( perhaps maybe not fundamentally masculine ones) to by themselves.


Fag – Derogatory term talking about a man that is gay some body regarded as non-heteronormative. Fag Hag – A term primarily utilized to spell it out women that choose the social business of homosexual males. Although this term is reported within an affirmative way by some, it really is mainly seen as derogatory. Femme Feminine that is– identified of any gender/sex. FTM / F2M – Abbreviation for female-to-male transgender or transsexual individual.


Gay – 1. Term found in some cultural settings to represent men that are drawn to men in an enchanting, erotic and/or psychological feeling. Not absolutely all males who participate in “homosexual behavior” identify as homosexual, and therefore this label ought to be used in combination with care. 2. Term used to mention into the LGBTQ community all together, or being a specific identification label proper would you perhaps perhaps not recognize as heterosexual. Gender Binary – The indisputable fact that you will find just two genders – male/female or man/woman and that an individual must certanly be strictly gendered as either/or. (See additionally ‘Identity Sphere.’) Gender Confirming Surgery – Medical surgeries utilized to alter body that is one’s become more congruent with one’s gender identification. See “Sex Reassignment Surgical Treatment.” Gender Cues – What human being beings utilize to try and inform the gender/sex of some other individual. these include hairstyle, gait, vocal inflection, physique, undesired facial hair, etc. Cues differ by tradition. Gender identification – a sense that is person’s of masculine, womanly, or any other gendered. Gender Oppression – The societal, institutional, and specific philosophy and techniques that privilege cisgender (gender-typical individuals) and subordinate and disparage transgender or gender variant individuals. Also referred to as “genderism.” Gender Variant – A person whom either of course or by choice doesn’t adapt to gender-based objectives of culture ( e.g. transgender, transsexual, intersex, genderqueer, cross-dresser, etc.). Genderism – see “Gender Oppression.” Genderfuck – The idea of having fun with ‘gender cues’ to purposely confuse” that is“standard stereotypical sex expressions, frequently through clothes. Genderqueer – a sex person that is variant gender identification is neither male nor female, is between or beyond genders, or perhaps is some mixture of genders. Usually features a political agenda to challenge gender stereotypes and also the sex binary system.