• Aromantic

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    Human Definition

    A person who is aromantic experiences little to no romantic attraction to anyone.

    Everday Use
    Sally is an aromantic bisexual. She feels sexual attraction to two genders, but does not feel romantic attraction
    Official Definition

    Experiencing little or no romantic attraction to others and/or has a lack of interest in romantic relationships/behavior. Aromanticism exists on a continuum from people who experience no romantic attraction or have any desire for romantic activities, to those who experience low levels, or romantic attraction only under specific conditions, and many of these different places on the continuum have their own identity labels. A person who is aromantic does not have to be asexual (a person who does not experience sexual attraction). They might still experience a sexual attraction.

  • Asexual

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    Human Definition

    A person who does not feel the need to have sex very often, if at all...

    Everday Use
    I'm asexual but I still enjoy going on dates.
    Official Definition

    A person who experiences little or no sexual attraction and who chooses to call themselves asexual. Since sexuality is a socially dominant framework, asexual people may feel marginalized. Not all asexual people are aromantic.

  • Bi-Curious

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    Human Definition

    People of the gender you aren't usually attracted to start to look a little more intriguing than they used to...

    Everday Use
    I use to date Bill but now I like Jenny... I'm not sure if I'm bisexual. I think I might be a little bi-curious
    Official Definition

    A curiosity about having attraction to people of the same gender/sex (similar to questioning).

  • Bisexual

    Human Definition

    A person who is romantically or sexually attracted to both men and women.

    Everday Use
    Marriage is not the only issue facing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
    Official Definition

    Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behaviour toward both males and females.

    The term bisexuality is mainly used in the context of human attraction to denote romantic or sexual feelings toward both men and women, and the concept is one of the three main classifications of sexual orientation along with heterosexuality and homosexuality, all of which exist on the heterosexual–homosexual continuum. A bisexual identity does not necessarily equate to equal sexual attraction to both sexes; commonly, people who have a distinct but not exclusive sexual preference for one sex over the other also identify themselves as bisexual.

  • Coming Out

    Human Definition

    When someone realizes they are part of the queer rainbow and come out of the closet. This can be a solo or sharing activity.

    Everday Use
    My brother came out to me today.
    Official Definition

    A process of revealing more openly to self or others one’s LGBTQ identity.

    The process by which one shares one’s sexuality or gender identity with others (to “come out” to friends, etc.).

    It’s entirely your choice whether or not you come out, and who to. Some people find they prefer not to come out. Others find it makes them a positive role model to others and feel glad that they did.

     
  • Gay

    Human Definition

    A person who is attracted to people of the same gender. Often used as an umbrella term for the LBGTQ2+ community.

    Everday Use
    I am a happy gay man
    Official Definition

    A person whose primary attraction is to people of the same gender. The word can refer to men or women, although some women prefer “lesbian.” Sometimes used as an umbrella term for the LBGT community.

  • Heterosexism

    Human Definition

    The false assumption that everyone is or should be heterosexual because it is assumed to be the only acceptable way to be. This assumption often leads to discrimination based on sexual orientation; a form of homophobia.

    Everday Use
    Heterosexism is everywhere, it's what we see everyday.
    Official Definition

    The assumption that everyone is heterosexual and that heterosexuality is superior and preferable. The result is discrimination against bisexual, lesbian and gay people that is less overt, and which may be unintentional and unrecognized by the person or organization responsible for the discrimination.

     

  • Heterosexual

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    Human Definition

    also known as a straight person.

    Everday Use
    Heterosexuals can be great allies
    Official Definition

    A person who has romantic or sexual attractions only to people of another gender.

  • Homophobia

    Human Definition

    People who have been taught to fear, hate or otherwise feel superior to people who are homosexual (queer). Often homophobia is spread by religious, government or other misinformed groups.

    Everday Use
    The church spreads homophobia in their teachings.
    Official Definition

    Negative attitudes, feelings, or irrational aversion to, fear or hatred of gay, lesbian, or bisexual people and communities, or of behaviours stereotyped as “homosexual.” It is used to signify a hostile psychological state leading to discrimination, harassment or violence against gay, lesbian or bisexual people.

  • Homosexual

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    A person whose sexual preference is members of the same sex.

    Everday Use
    Homosexuals are just like everyone else.
    Official Definition

    A person who is sexually attracted to members of the same sex. Male homosexuals are usually referred to as gays, and females as lesbians.

  • Lesbian

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    Human Definition

    A woman who is attracted only to other women.

    Everday Use
    My moms are lesbians
    Official Definition

    A woman who is emotionally, physically, spiritually and/or sexually attracted to women.

  • LGBT2SQQIAAP

    Official Definition

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Agender, Pansexual

  • MSM

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    Human Definition

    Man who does not consider themselves as gay but are happy to have sex with men

    Everday Use
    I am not gay, I just have sex with other men
    Official Definition

    A man who has sex with men. This term is used to include men who engage in homosexual behaviour but do not identify as gay.

  • Pansexual

    Human Definition

    Someone who finds themselves attracted to people from all the different genders.

    Everday Use
    I'm pansexual, Im attracted to people for reasons outside of their gender
    Official Definition

    A person who has romantic or sexual attractions to people of any gender identity (both binary and non-binary).

  • Polyamory

    Human Definition

    Where instead of 2 people in a relationship there are can be 3, 4 etc.

    Everday Use
    I am in a comitted polyamorous relationship with 2 other people
    Official Definition

    The practice, state or ability of having more than one sexual loving relationship at the same time, with the full knowledge and consent of all partners involved.

  • Queer

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    Human Definition

    A term to that includes everyone and all identities under the magical lgbt2q+ rainbow.  This is our favorite way to refer to the entire LGBTT2QQIAAP community.

    Everday Use
    Queer Events helps me be more connected to the queer community
    Official Definition

    An umbrella term used proudly by some people to identify themselves as members of the lesbian, gay, bi, and/or trans communities or cultures.

    Occasionally used by someone who wishes to defy gender or sexual restrictions.

  • Questioning

    Human Definition

    Someone who is not so sure they are the standard type heterosexual.

    Everday Use
    Lately I've been questioning my sexual identity, I think I may be a lesbian.
    Official Definition

    A period where a person explores their own sexual and/or gender identity, reflecting on such things as upbringing, expectations from others, and inner landscape. The person may not be certain if s/he is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or trans and may be trying to figure out how to identify themselves.

  • Sex-Positive

    Human Definition

    A place, person or interaction where you are free and perhaps even encouraged to openly discuss all things sex.

    Everday Use
    I learned so much while in a sex-postive space
    Official Definition

    An attitude that embraces a diversity of forms of consensual human sexuality, and advocates for sex education and safer sex.

  • Sexual Orientation

    Human Definition

    The gender a person desires or prefers sexually or romantically

    Everday Use
    Only my lovers know my sexual orientation.
    Official Definition

    Toward whom a person’s sexual desires and drives are oriented – toward only women, or only men, or nobody, or irrespective of gender. It is separate and independent from a person’s gender identity. It can be fluid over time. The identity a person uses to describe their sexual orientation may not reflect their sexual behaviours.

  • WSW

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    Human Definition

    A woman who identifies as heterosexual but has sex with women.

    Everday Use
    I'm not a lesbian or bisexual, I just like to have sex with other women sometimes
    Official Definition

    A woman who has sex with women.

  • AFAB (FAAB)

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    Human Definition

    The doctor decided the gender of the baby as female based on their parts...

    Everday Use
    I'm not a female but that's what the doctor decided
    Official Definition

    AFAB (FAAB): Assigned Female at Birth - Refers to birth assignment, not one’s gender identity. Assigned Female at Birth refers to how babies are assigned a gender (male, female or intersex) based on anatomical characteristics at the time of their birth.

  • Agender

    Human Definition

    Agender is a term which can be literally translated as 'without gender'. It can be seen either as a non-binary gender identity or as a statement of not having a gender identity.

    Everday Use
    I don't fit into either male or female, I'm agender
    Official Definition

    A person with no (or very little) connection to the traditional system of gender, 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.

     

  • AMAB (MAAB)

    Human Definition

    Gender assigned to a baby based on their physical parts.

    Everday Use
    I'm not a male but that's what the doctor decided
    Official Definition

    Assigned Male at Birth - Refers to birth assignment, not one’s gender identity. Assigned Male/Female at Birth refers to how babies are assigned a gender (male, female or intersex) based on anatomical characteristics at the time of their birth.

  • Androgynous

    Human Definition

    Someone partly male and partly female in appearance; of indeterminate sex.

    Everday Use
    Androgynous fashion is changing perceptions on male beauty.
    Official Definition

    A gender expression that has elements of both masculinity and femininity; also occasionally used in place of “intersex” to describe a person with both female and male anatomy.

  • Cisgender

    Human Definition

    When you feel like your gender matches your biological sex.

    Everday Use
    I am biologically female and I think of myself as a woman.
    Official Definition

    Used to describe people whose gender identity is in harmony with the sex assigned to them at birth.

  • Cissexism

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    Human Definition

    When we behave poorly to people who do not present the same as the gender we are expecting them to 'look like'

    Everday Use
    Cissexism has to stop, we cannot keep treating our Trans friends this way
    Official Definition

    A system of oppression that considers cis people to be superior to trans people. It includes harmful beliefs that it is “natural” to be cis and “aberrant” to be trans. Examples include scrutinizing the genders of trans people to more than those of cis people or defining beauty based on how cis people look.

  • Cross-Dresser

    Human Definition

    Usually a heterosexual person who dresses in the clothing of their "opposite" gender.

    Everday Use
    Occasionaly I enjoy cross dressing.
    Official Definition

    A person who, for various reasons, wears gender atypical clothing or occasionally dresses in clothing of the “opposite” gender. They may or may not self-identify as a cross dresser. Cross-dressers don’t associate with the LGBTQ community and don’t see themselves as anything but straight/heterosexual.  

  • Drag Queen / Drag King

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    Human Definition

    Someone who dresses in the clothing of the “opposite” gender for performance.

    Everday Use
    I was at a drag show featuring both Drag Queens and Kings.
    Official Definition

    Someone who dresses in the clothing of the “opposite” gender for performance. Drag performers can be of any gender identity or sexual orientation but are typically queer. It is usually polite to refer to a drag queen as "she" when she is in drag, and "he" when he is not and vice versa for the drag kings.

     

  • Gender

    Human Definition

    Gender describes the characteristics that a society or culture delineates as masculine or feminine.

    Everday Use
    Gender is a social construct.
    Official Definition

    Gender refers to the socially constructed characteristics of women and men – such as norms, roles and relationships of and between groups of women and men. It varies from society to society and can be changed.

  • Gender Binary

    Human Definition

    A person can only be either male or female.

    Everday Use
    Zae rebels against the gender binary and identifies as genderqueer.
    Official Definition

    This is the classification of sex and gender into two distinct and disconnected states of masculine and feminine. It discourages people from crossing or mixing gender roles, and from identifying with more than two forms of gender expression. Sometimes in this binary model, "sex", "gender" and "sexuality" are assumed by default to align. For example, when a male is born, gender binarism assumes the male will be masculine in appearance, character traits, and behavior, including having a heterosexual attraction to females.

  • Gender Dysphoria

    Human Definition

    When our body's gender does not match our internal concept of gender. (My parts say I'm female but everything I feel on the inside suggested male. )

    Everday Use
    Many trans individuals experience gender dysphoria.
    Official Definition

    Description of emotional or mental dissonance between one’s desired concept of their body and what their body actually is, especially in reference to body parts/features that do not align or promote to one’s gender identity; A term used in psychiatry to refer to the incongruence between an individual’s designated birth sex and their gender identity, with marked dissociation from one’s physical body.

  • Gender Expression

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    Human Definition

    How a person chooses to embrace and express a gender.

    Everday Use
    Gender expression allows me to embrace different sides of myself
    Official Definition

    How a person publicly presents or expresses their gender including behaviour and outward appearance such as dress, hair, make-up, body language, voice, chosen name and pronoun.

  • Gender Identity

    Human Definition

    How a person experiences their gender.

    Everday Use
    Jessie's sex is female but his gender identity is male.
    Official Definition

    Each person’s internal and individual experience of gender. It is a person’s sense of being a woman, a man, both, neither or anywhere on the gender spectrum. This sense of self is separate from biological sex assigned at birth and is not related to sexual orientation. Since gender identity is internal, it is not necessarily visible to others.

     

  • Gender Neutral Pronouns

    Human Definition

    A gender neutral or gender inclusive pronoun is a pronoun which does not associate a gender with the individual who is being discussed.

    Everday Use
    Xe is laughing after I called xem cute.
    Official Definition

    Alternate pronouns that are gender neutral and preferred by some trans* people. They replace “he” and “she” and “his” and “hers” respectively. Alternatively some people who are not comfortable/do not embrace he/she use the plural pronoun “they/their” as a gender neutral singular pronoun.

    Commonly used gender neutral pronoun usage:

    Ze (or zie) and hir  -   Usage:   Ze laughed    I called hir    Hir eyes gleam    That is hirs    Ze likes hirself

    Ze (or zie) and zir    - Usage:   Ze laughed    I called zir    Zir eyes gleam    That is zirs    Ze likes zirself

    Xe   -                           Usage:   Xe laughed    I called xem    Xyr eyes gleam    That is xyrs    Xe likes xemself

     

  • Gender Role

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    Human Definition

    Outdated notions on what a person can and cannot do based solely on their gender

    Everday Use
    Gender roles would suggest that as a Male, I have to be a provider.
    Official Definition

    The oppressive culturally and historically specific expectations and restrictions that are placed on a person based on whether they are medically categorized at birth as male or female.

  • Genderfuck

    Human Definition

    Someone who intentionally blurs the stereotypical lines of gender in order to provoke a response in people - usually done to promote thought and conversation.

    Everday Use
    I am genderfuck. I enjoy dressing in a skirt and showing off my long beard.
    Official Definition

    This is an identity built around playing with stereotypical gender cues to purposely confuse, or combine a culture’s standard or gender expressions. A person who identifies as genderfuck may wish to remain separate from gender, or may play with the idea of gender.

  • Genderqueer

    Human Definition

    Someone who does not identify as male or female.

    Everday Use
    Atle does not identify as male or female. They embrace being genderqueer.
    Official Definition

    An identity in which people feel that the very substance of their gender lies outside the binary of “male” and “female.” They reject the gender expectations and stereotypes for their birth assigned sex. They may identify and express themselves as “feminine men” or “masculine women” or as androgynous, outside of the categories of “boy/man” or “girl/woman” They may or may not identify as trans, and may use gender neutral pronouns such as ze, hir, hirs, they and them.

  • Intersex

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    Human Definition

    A person whose physical parts cannot easily be distinguished as either male or female.

    Everday Use
    Some people are both intersex and transgender.
    Official Definition

    Intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies. Some intersex persons may be assigned and raised as a girl or boy but then identify with another gender later in life, while most continue to identify with their assigned sex.

  • Misandry

    Human Definition

    The dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against men.

    Everday Use
    Not all feminists believe in misandry.
    Official Definition

    The hatred and denigration of men and characteristics deemed masculine.

  • Misogyny

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    Human Definition

    The dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.

    Everday Use
    Women only spaces are often attacked by misogynists
    Official Definition

    The hatred and denigration of women and characteristics deemed feminine.

  • Sex

    Human Definition

    An identity assigned based on your physical parts.

    Everday Use
    Sex meaning what parts you physically have, not the act
    Official Definition

    The medical classification of people as male, female or intersex, usually assigned at birth based on the appearance of a person’s anatomy. Sex characteristics include chromosomes, hormones, secondary sex characteristics, and other aspects of the body.

  • Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS)

    Human Definition

    Surgery to physically alter your body to match the gender you are on the inside.

    Everday Use
    High numbers of trans people go to Thailand for SRS proceedures.
    Official Definition

    used by some medical professionals to refer to a group of surgical options that alter a person’s biological sex. “Gender confirmation surgery” is considered by many to be a more affirming term. In most cases, one or multiple surgeries are required to achieve legal recognition of gender variance. Some refer to different surgical procedures as “top” surgery and “bottom” surgery to discuss what type of surgery they are having without having to be more explicit.

  • TERF

    Human Definition

    An acronym for a damaging ideology called Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism, which is a branch of radicalism that denies the validity of transgender women’s identities as women.     

     

    Everday Use
    Unlike TERFs, many feminists beleive that transwomen are women too.
    Official Definition

    TERF is an acronym for Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist.  Their position denies that trans people's self-affirmed genders and sexes are equally valid as cis-people's self-affirmed genders and sexes. It has a decades-long history of allying with anti-feminist causes in denying trans people access to health care, and other human rights.

  • Trans

    Human Definition

    denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex.

    Everday Use
    We have a large trans community.
    Official Definition

    An umbrella term used for people whose gender identity is not in harmony with their birth assignment, either wholly or partially, or who experience their gender identity as radically different from what is expected of a “man” or “woman.” It includes but is not limited to people who identify as transgender, trans woman, trans man, transsexual, cross-dresser, gender non-conforming, gender variant or gender queer. There are many communities that live under this umbrella and there is no single or universal experience of what it means to be trans.

  • Trans Man (FTM)

    Human Definition

    A person

    Everday Use
    Jessie will be at the party tomorrow. He is an awesome person.
    Official Definition

    A female-to-male trans person.

  • Trans Woman (MTF)

    Human Definition

    A person

    Everday Use
    Jane doesn't like to cook. She likes to get take out.
    Official Definition

    A male-to-female trans person.

  • Transition

    Human Definition

    When someone goes through a process of transitioning from one gender to the next. This process is unique to everyone and only the individual can decide what the process looks like.

    Everday Use
    I am transitiong from FTM (female to male)
    Official Definition

    A host of activities that some trans people may pursue to affirm their gender identity. This may include changes to their name, sex designation, dress, the use of specific pronouns, and possibly medically supportive treatments such as hormone therapy, sex-reassignment surgery or other procedures. There is no checklist or average time for a transition process, and no universal goal or endpoint. Each person decides what will meet their needs.

  • Transmisogyny

    Human Definition

    When we behave poorly to people who identify as feminine but were not assigned female at birth.

    Everday Use
    Transmisogyny targets transgender and transsexual women.
    Official Definition

    Negative attitudes, expressed through cultural hate, individual and state violence, and discrimination directed toward trans women, and trans and gender non-conforming people on the feminine end of the gender spectrum.

    Transmisogyny is all about the hatred of the feminine, and it is not limited toward only those who identify as women. It includes transfeminine and feminine-identified genderqueer people, as well as many others who are feminine-of-center but were not assigned female at birth.

  • Transphobia

    Human Definition

    When we behave poorly to people who do not present the same as the gender we are expecting them to 'look like'

    Everday Use
    Transphobia should not be tolerated.
    Official Definition

    An irrational negative response to transgender and intersex people, as well as other forms of gender-bending and gender non-conformity. People who have been taught to fear, hate or otherwise feel superior to people who are transexual or transgender (trans).

     

  • Two-Spirit

    Human Definition

    Two-spirit is a First Nations identity of person who has both a masculine and a feminine spirit.

    Everday Use
    The fluid gender identities of the First Nations' Two Spirits were seen as a gift.
    Official Definition

    A cultural and spiritual identity used by some First Nations peoples to describe having both masculine and feminine spirits.  For some, Two-Spirit describes a societal and spiritual role that people played within traditional societies, as mediators, keepers of certain ceremonies, transcending accepted roles of men and women, and filling a role as an established middle gender.

    The term is a translation of the Anishinaabemowin term niizh manidoowag, two spirits. The use of these terms by people who are not descendants of the First Nations is considered cultural appropriation.

  • Ace

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    A popular nickname for a person who is asexual.

    Everday Use
    I'm an active member of the ace community.
    Official Definition

    A sexual orientation label referencing asexuality. Sometimes called the “Ace Umbrella” to represent the wide spectrum of asexual identities and experiences.

  • Bear

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    Human Definition

    Bears are typically heavy, hairy lovable gays. They’re most likely seem like the guy next door and like to sip on a beer and cook delicious food. Bears are loved by everyone.

    Everday Use
    The friendly group of bears explained the rules of roller deby to us.
    Official Definition

    Bear is LGBT slang for those in the bear communities, a subculture in the gay/bisexual male communities and an emerging subset of LGBT communities with events, codes and culture-specific identity. It also describes a physical type.

    Bears tend to have hairy bodies and facial hair; some are heavy-set; some project an image of working-class masculinity in their grooming and appearance, though none of these are requirements or unique indicators. Some bears place importance on presenting a hyper-masculine image and may shun interaction with, and even disdain, men who exhibit effeminacy. The bear concept can function as an identity, an affiliation, and an ideal to live up to, and there is ongoing debate in bear communities about what constitutes a bear.

  • Binding

    Human Definition

    Binding is the use compression garments and other techniques to minimize the appearance of a person's breast.

    Everday Use
    I thought that drag king had no breasts but she was just binding.
    Official Definition

    (Also known as chest-binding). Binding is a technique used to minimize the appearance of a person's breasts. Some transgender men or gender-nonconforming individuals use binders (compression undergarments that look like spandex-y T-shirts) to bind the breasts to the body, creating a flatter chest.

  • Butch

    Human Definition

    Used for either a lesbian who exhibits a stereotypically masculine appearance/behaviour or the person in the dominant role in a lesbian relationship.

    Everday Use
    My butch treats me like a queen.
    Official Definition

    A lesbian who exhibits a stereotypically masculine appearance or behaviour. It can also be used to denote an individual, or the dominant role in a lesbian relationship.  

    The term butch originated in communities of lesbian and bi women, in which more masculine butches typically partnered with more feminine femmes. Because of this, butches are often assumed to be attracted to be sexually attracted to femmes, although this is not always the case. Butch women tend to follow a code of behaviour which has strong elements of traditional chivalry.

    Butch women can present themselves and define "butchness" in a variety of ways. For example, being butch is about traditional masculinity to some butches, while it is about a whole new category of gender to others.

  • Coming Out

    Human Definition

    When someone realizes they are part of the queer rainbow and come out of the closet. This can be a solo or sharing activity.

    Everday Use
    My brother came out to me today.
    Official Definition

    A process of revealing more openly to self or others one’s LGBTQ identity.

    The process by which one shares one’s sexuality or gender identity with others (to “come out” to friends, etc.).

    It’s entirely your choice whether or not you come out, and who to. Some people find they prefer not to come out. Others find it makes them a positive role model to others and feel glad that they did.

     
  • Cub

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    Human Definition

    A younger Bear

    Everday Use
    Look at that cub, he's going to make a great bear one day
    Official Definition

    A bear in the making. Cubs are smaller and younger than their Bear counterparts.

  • Dyke

    Human Definition

    A woman who is attracted to (physically/emotionally etc) to other woman.

    Everday Use
    I'm not missing the dyke march this weekend
    Official Definition

    Slang for lesbian. Usually used by younger members of the lesbian community.

  • Femme

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    Human Definition

    Feminine-presenting queer woman.

    Everday Use
    That femme has all the butches looking at her tonight.
    Official Definition

    Often used to refer to a feminine-presenting queer woman. Femmes are often not "read" as lesbians or queer unless they are with a butch partner, because they conform to traditional standards of femininity.

  • Flagging

    Human Definition

    A way of visually displaying what you are looking for in a potential sex partner

    Everday Use
    I knew we would be a good match when I saw what they were flagging
    Official Definition

    Also known as the “handkerchief or hanky code” Originated in the 1970’s. Individuals who participated in this form of flagging placed differently colored handkerchiefs in the back pockets of their pants: the left side for dominant sexual partners (tops) and the right side for submissive sexual partners (bottoms). The color provided even more detailed information about the wearer’s sexual preferences.

    Femmes sometimes participate with “Femme-flagging manicures” where the colours parallel the hanky code.

  • Genderfuck

    Human Definition

    Someone who intentionally blurs the stereotypical lines of gender in order to provoke a response in people - usually done to promote thought and conversation.

    Everday Use
    I am genderfuck. I enjoy dressing in a skirt and showing off my long beard.
    Official Definition

    This is an identity built around playing with stereotypical gender cues to purposely confuse, or combine a culture’s standard or gender expressions. A person who identifies as genderfuck may wish to remain separate from gender, or may play with the idea of gender.

  • Lipstick lesbian

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    Human Definition

    A lipstick lesbian is a woman who loves other women, but also loves her clothes and makeup and shoes.

    Everday Use
    Amy and Sue are femmes who are also dating. They're lipstick lesbians.
    Official Definition

    Usually refers to a lesbian with a more overtly feminine gender expression. Can be used in a positive or a derogatory way. It is also used to refer to femmes who are attracted to other femmes.

  • Poz

    Human Definition

    HIV positive person

    Everday Use
    Jim prefers to meet up with other poz guys.
    Official Definition

    An abbreviation referring to an HIV positive person. It is a term embraced by those who are HIV positive, particularly common in the gay community.

  • Questioning

    Human Definition

    Someone who is not so sure they are the standard type heterosexual.

    Everday Use
    Lately I've been questioning my sexual identity, I think I may be a lesbian.
    Official Definition

    A period where a person explores their own sexual and/or gender identity, reflecting on such things as upbringing, expectations from others, and inner landscape. The person may not be certain if s/he is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or trans and may be trying to figure out how to identify themselves.

  • Stone Butch/Femme

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    Human Definition

    A woman who likes to play with ladies but does not like the lady to reciprocate certain acts.

    Everday Use
    Stone butches often focus on pleasing their femmes.
    Official Definition

    A person who may or may not desire sexual penetration and/or contact with the genitals or breasts. Stone Butches/Femmes still provide their partners with sexual gratification, and often experience pleasure themselves in doing so. A Stone butch/femme is also receptive to receiving sexual pleasure from her partner in different ways as well.