Hello, and welcome to my new LGBTQ+ Studio! Feel free to invite others to join!
Have some definitions!
Heterosexual - The attraction to a gender different from their own (commonly used to describe someone who is gender binary [female or male] attracted to the other binary gender).
Homosexual - The attraction to a gender the same as their own (commonly used to describe someone who is gender binary [female or male] attracted to the same binary gender). Sometimes referred to as gay.
Lesbian - Women who are attracted only to other women. Sometimes referred to as gay.
Bisexual - When you are attracted to two or more genders. This term is generally used to describe being attracted to men and women, but can apply to being attracted to any two or more genders.
Pansexual - When you are attracted to all genders and/or do not concern gender when you are attracted towards someone
Polysexual - When you are attracted to many genders
Monosexual - Being attracted to only one gender
Allosexual - When you are not asexual (attracted to at least one gender)
Androsexual - Being attracted to masculine gender presentation
Gynosexual - Being attracted to feminine gender presentation
Questioning - People who are debating their own sexuality/gender
Asexual - Not experiencing sexual attraction (note that you can also be aromantic and you do not necessarily have to be asexual and aromantic at the same time). Sometimes the term, ace, is used to describe asexuals.
Aromantic - Not experiencing romantic attraction (not that you can't be aromantic without being asexual and vice versa). Sometimes the term, aro, is used to describe aromantics.
Demisexual- When you only experience sexual attraction after forming a strong emotional bond first or a romantic bond
Grey Asexual - When you only experience attraction rarely, on a very low scale, or only under certain circumstances
Perioriented - When your sexual and romantic orientation targets the same gender (for example being heteromantic and heterosexual or being biromantic and bisexual)
Varioriented - When your sexual and romantic orientations do not target the same set of genders (for example being heteromantic and bisexual or being homoromantic and pansexual)
Heteronormative - The belief that heterosexuality is the norm and that sex, gender, sexuality, and gender roles all align
Erasure - Ignoring the existance of genders and sexualities in the middle of the spectrum
Cishet - Someone who is both cisgendered and heterosexual. This is sometimes used as a slur.
Queer - A reclaimed slur for anybody in the LGBT+ community or who do not identify as cisgender and/or hetersexual/heteromantic
Ally - A supporter of the LGBT+ community that does not identify as LGBT+
Sex - Your assigned gender at birth and/or the gender of your reproductive organs
Gender - Where you feel that you personally fall on the spectrum between male and female, or outside of the spectrum.
Cisgender - When you identify with the gender you were assigned at birth
Transgender - When you identify with a gender different than that you were assigned at birth
Male to Female (MtF) - When somebody that is assigned as a male at birth identifies as a female
Female to Male (FtM) - When somebody that is assigned as a female at birth identifies as a male
Binary - The genders at each end of the gender spectrum (male and female)
Non-Binary - An umbrella term for genders that fall somewhere in the middle of the gender spectrum and are neither strictly male or female. This can be used as a gender identification without further explanation. Sometimes the term, genderqueer, is used.
Genderfluid - Moving between genders or having a fluctuating gender identity
Agender - Not identifying with any gender. Sometimes referred to as being genderless or gendervoid
Bigender - Identifying as two genders, commonly (but not exclusively) male and female.
Polygender - When you identify with multiple genders at once. Sometimes referred to as multigender.
Neutrois - When you identify as agender, neither male nor female, and/or genderless
Androgyne - This term overlaps a lot between gender identification and presentation. It can be used to describe others and as an identification
Genderflux - A gender identity in which the gender intensity varies over time. It can be seen as a form of genderfluid between being agender and one or more other gender identities.