A person who is uncertain about and/or exploring their own sexual orientation (and/or gender identity).
Historically this word was used as a negative insult, however many people feel they have reclaimed the word to have a positive meaning. Some people use it as a collective term for LGBT+ people, and some use it to explain their gender, sexual or political identity. Some people still use this word as an insult – this is LGBTphobia and should be challenged.
A person of any gender who is attracted to people of all genders.
A woman who is attracted to other women.
A person who is attracted to people of a different gender.
Traditionally this word has meant a man who is attracted to other men. Today, people of other genders use this word too, so the word gay describes a person who is attracted to other people of the same gender.
A person who only experiences sexual attraction to people they have a close emotional connection with.
A person of any gender who experiences attraction to people of their own gender and other genders.
A person who experiences romantic attraction to more than one gender but little or no sexual attraction.
A person of any gender or sexual orientation who experiences little, or no, sexual attraction. Asexual people may still experience other types of attraction, such as physical or romantic attraction.