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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.


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