- Androsexual – being primarily sexually, romantically and/or emotionally attracted to some men, males, and/or masculinity.
- Aromantic – experiencing little or no romantic attraction to others and/or has a lack of interest in romantic relationships/behaviour.
- Asexual – experiencing little or no sexual attraction to others and/or a lack of interest in sexual relationships/behaviour.
- Demiromantic – little or no capacity to experience romantic attraction until a strong sexual or emotional connection is formed with another individual, often within a sexual relationship.
- Demisexual – little or no capacity to experience sexual attraction until a strong romantic or emotional connection is formed with another individual, often within a romantic relationship.
- Gynesexual – being primarily sexually, romantically and/or emotionally attracted to some woman, females, and/or femininity.
- Pansexual – a person who experiences sexual, romantic, physical, and/or spiritual attraction for members of all gender identities/expressions. Often shortened to “pan.”
- Polyamorous – refers to the practice of, desire to, or orientation towards having ethically, honest, and consensual non-monogamous relationships (i.e. relationships that may include multiple partners). This may include open relationships, polyfidelity (which involves more than two people being in romantic and/or sexual relationships which is not open to additional partners), amongst many other set-ups.
- skoliosexual – being primarily sexually, romantically and/or emotionally attracted to some genderqueer, transgender, transsexual, and/or non-binary people.
- Agender – a person with no or very little connection to the traditional system of gender, an individual who identifies as agender has no personal alignment with the concepts of either man or woman, and/or someone who sees themselves as existing without gender. Sometimes called gender neutrois, gender neutral, or genderless.
- Bigender – person who fluctuates between traditionally “woman” and “man” gender-based behaviour and identities, identifying with both genders.
- Gender expression – the external display of one’s gender, through a combination of dress, demeanor, social behaviour, and other factors, generally made sense of on scales of masculinity and femininity. Also referred to as “gender presentation.” This isn’t a gender identity but I thought it was important to include!!!
- Gender fluid – gender fluid is a gender identity best described as a dynamic mix of boy and girl. A person who is gender fluid may always feel like a mix of the two traditional genders, but may feel more man some days, and more woman other days.
- Gender queer – a gender identity label often used by people who do not identify with the binary of man/woman; or as an umbrella term for many gender non-conforming or non-binary identities (e.g., agender, bigender, genderfluid).
- Intersex – term for a combination of chromosomes, gonads, hormones, internal sex organs, and genitals that differs from the two expected patterns of male or female. Formerly known as hermaphrodite (or hermaphroditic), but these terms are now outdated and derogatory.
- Transgender – A person who lives as a member of a gender other than that assigned at birth based on anatomical sex.
- Transvestite – a person who dresses as the binary opposite gender expression (“cross-dresses”) for any one of many reasons, including relaxation, fun, and sexual gratification (often called a “cross-dresser,” and should not be confused with transsexual). Once again this is not a gender. but it is important to highlight the difference between a transgender individual and a transvestite.
I have been nominated for an award!!!
I have recently been nominated for the positive role model within the LGBT+ Community, which is awarded by the national diversity awards here in the UK. If you would like to vote for me, check out the link here.