: a word that indicates a range of terms of gender identity and gender presentation for folks who present, understand themselves, and/or relate to others in a more feminine/masculine way, but don’t necessarily identify as women/men.Feminine-of-center individuals may also identify as femme, submissive, transfeminine, etc.; masculine-of-center individuals may also often identify as butch, stud, aggressive, boi, transmasculine, etc.feminine-presenting; masculine-presenting – adj.Sometimes abbreviated to “ace.”biological sex – noun : a medical term used to refer to the chromosomal, hormonal and anatomical characteristics that are used to classify an individual as female or male or intersex.Often referred to as simply “sex,” “physical sex,” “anatomical sex,” or specifically as “sex assigned at birth.”biphobia – noun : a range of negative attitudes (e.g., fear, anger, intolerance, invisibility, resentment, erasure, or discomfort) that one may have or express towards bisexual individuals.Biphobia can come from and be seen within the LGBTQ community as well as straight society. : a word used to describe an individual who harbors some elements of this range of negative attitudes towards bisexual people.bisexual – adj.: 1 a person who is emotionally, physically, and/or sexually attracted to males/men and females/women.
This attraction does not have to be equally split or indicate a level of interest that is the same across the genders or sexes an individual may be attracted to.butch – noun & adj.
2 The process by which one shares one’s sexuality or gender identity with others (to “come out” to friends, etc.)– noun : referring to a masculine presenting lesbian.
While often used derogatorily, it can is adopted affirmatively by many lesbians (both more masculine and more feminine presenting lesbians not necessarily masculine ones) as a positive self-identity term.emotional attraction – noun : a capacity that evokes the want to engage in romantic intimate behavior (e.g., sharing, confiding, trusting, interdepending), experienced in varying degrees (from little-to-none, to intense).
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 (see demiromantic).
Sometimes abbreviated to “aro” (pronounced like “arrow”).asexual – adj.