Alphabet is the fluid side of the website. Here, you can explore different terms, and how different people define them. You can find testimony including writing, images, video and audio from members of the LGBTQ+ community and their friends, family and partners. Start by finding an identity below.
Agender

Someone who is without gender, or personally rejects the concept of gender for themselves.

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Androgyne

A non-binary gender in which a person is both a man and a woman, neither a man nor a woman, or somewhere in-between.

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Aromantic

Also known as aro, someone who experiences little or no romantic attraction.

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Asexual

Someone who experiences little or no sexual attraction. Also called ace.

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Bigender

Someone who has or experiences two genders.

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Biromantic

Being romantically attracted to two or more genders.

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Bisexual

Being sexually attracted to two or more genders.

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Demiboy

Feeling a partial connection to being a boy.

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Demigender

Feeling a partial, but not full, connection to one or more genders.

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Demigirl

Feeling a partial connection to being a girl.

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Drag (King & Queen)

A person who dresses in clothes typically associated with the opposite sex. Sometimes seen as an art form.

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Demiromantic

A person who only experiences romantic attraction to people with whom they have already formed a strong emotional bond.

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Demisexual

A person who only experiences sexual attraction to people with whom they have already formed a strong emotional, possibly romantic, bond.

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Fluid

Not fixed, able to change. A term used in relation to gender and sexuality.

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Gay

A man who is attracted to men. Also a general umbrella term for anyone who is not straight.

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Genderfluid

Having a gender that changes.

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Gender-neutral

Having a gender that is neutral, without strong feelings.

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Genderqueer

Someone whose gender exists outside of society’s binary concept of gender.

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Greygender

Having a weak sense of gender, or being somewhat apathetic about one’s gender identity and expression.

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Grey-aromantic

Experiencing very low amounts of romantic attraction, rarely or only under certain conditions.

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Grey-asexual

Experiencing sexual attraction rarely, only under certain conditions, or in very low amounts.

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Homosexual

Being attracted to the same or similar gender(s) as your own.

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Intersex

A person whose sex characteristics do not fit completely into either male or female.

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Lesbian

Women who are attracted to other women. Also used for non-binary people with a connection to womanhood.

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Neutrois

A gender that is neutral or null.

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Non-binary

Any gender identity that fits outside of the binary. Could be partially man or woman, neither, both, or something else entirely.

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Pangender

Experiences many, and sometimes all, genders.

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Panromantic

Capable of being romantically attracted to any or all genders.

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Pansexual

Capable of being sexually attracted to any or all genders.

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Polyamorous

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.

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Queer

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.

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Third gender

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.

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Transgender

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.

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Transexual

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.

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Two-spirit

A modern umbrella term describing some indigenous North American groups that may, in other societies, define as LGBTQ+.

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Unsure

The act of questioning one’s sexuality or gender identity, sometimes used as an identity in and of itself.

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