An umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or expression is different from cultural expectations based on the sex they were assigned at birth. Being transgender does not imply any specific sexual orientation. Therefore, transgender people may
identify as straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, etc.
The lack of a sexual attraction or desire
for other people.
A term used to describe a person whose gender identity aligns with those typically associated with the sex assigned to them at birth.
Intersex is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions
of female or male.
A term people often use to express a spectrum of identities and orientations that are counter to the mainstream. Queer is often used as a catch-all to include many people, including those who do not identify as exclusively straight and/or folks who have non-binary
or gender-expansive identities.
An adjective describing a person who does not identify exclusively as a man or a woman.
Non-binary people may identify as being both
a man and a woman, somewhere in between, or as falling completely outside these categories.