Definitions

Asexual: A person who has no sexual attraction to others. 

Bisexual: A person who is romantically, emotionally, or sexually attracted to more than one sex or gender.

Cross-dressing: Wearing clothing and accessories culturally associated with the opposite of one’s sex.

Gay: A person who is romantically, emotionally, or sexually attracted to people of the same gender

Gender Expression: How one outwardly shows their gender identity.

Gender Identity: How one views themselves in terms of their gender, not necessarily aligning with their biological sex.

Lesbian: A woman who is romantically, emotionally, or sexually attracted to other women

LGBTQ: An acronym for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer”

Pansexual: A person who is romantically, emotionally, or sexually attracted to people regardless of their sex or gender identity

Sex: The biological classification of a person at birth, defined by reproductive organs, secondary sexual characteristics, and hormones

Sexual Orientation: How a person characterizes their sexuality

Transgender: A person who views their sex differently from the one they were assigned to at birth

Transition: The complex process of physically and legally changing one’s biological sex