Someone who is without gender, or personally rejects the concept of gender for themselves.
Feeling a partial connection to being a boy.
Feeling a partial, but not full, connection to one of more genders.
Feeling a partial connection to being a girl.
A person who only experiences romantic attraction to people with whom they have already formed a strong emotional bond.
A person who only experiences sexual attraction to people with whom they have already formed a strong emotional, possibly romantic, bond.
Drag (King & Queen)
A person who dresses in clothes typically associated with the opposite sex. Sometimes seen as an art form.
Not fixed, able to change. A term used in relation to gender and sexuality.
A man who is attracted to men. Also a general umbrella term for anyone who is not straight.
Having a gender that changes.
Having a gender that is neutral, without strong feelings.
Someone whose gender exists outside society’s binary concept of gender.
Having a weak sense of gender, or being somewhat apathetic about one’s gender identity and expression.
Experiencing very low amounts of romantic attraction, rarely or only under certain conditions.
Experiencing sexual attraction rarely, only under certain conditions, or in very low amounts.
Being attracted to the same or similar gender(s) as your own.
A person whose sex characteristics do not fit completely into either male or female.
Experiences many, and sometimes all, genders.
Capable of being romantically attracted to any or all genders.
Capable of being sexually attracted to any or all genders.
The practice or desire of relationships involving two or more people with communication, honesty and consent. Polyamory trees are a popular way of displaying these relationships.
An umbrella term or identity taken by some LGBTQ+ people to describe a sexual and/or gender identity that falls outside societal norms. This term has a history of being used as a slur. Although it has been reclaimed by many, not everyone is comfortable in using it.
A concept of identifying as neither man nor woman, especially in non-Western cultures: Māhū of Hawaii; hijras of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, fa’afafine of Samoa, and many others.
More commonly known as the diminutive ‘trans’, an umbrella term for anyone whose gender identity does not match their sex and/or gender assigned at birth.
A somewhat outdated term now replaced with ‘transgender’. A person whose gender is different from that assigned at birth. Sometimes, this identity is associated with having undergone and/or wanting to undergo some kind of medical transition.
A modern umbrella term describing some indigenous North American groups that may, in other societies, define as LGBTQ+.
The act of questioning one’s sexuality or gender identity, sometimes used as an identity in and of itself.