Reference of Words and Phrases

International Spectrum Definitions

General • Aug 2nd, 16

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Asexual- A person who does not feel sexual attraction to any group of people

Behavior- The way a person or animal acts

Cisgender- Types of gender identity where an individual's experience of their own gender matches the sex they were assigned with at birth

Conforming- Behave according to socially-acceptable rules or standards

Diversity- Being composed of different elements or qualities

Identity- The sense of being

Intersex- Having reproductive organs or characteristics of both male and female

Gay- Happy or attracted to members of the same sex

Gender- is behavior

LGBTQAIO- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Questioning, Asexual, Intersex, and Other

Queer- An umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities

Sex- Reproductive organs example: Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina

Sexuality- Adult Desire

Straight- Opposite sexual attraction

Trans- Crossover from one to another

Transphobia- The fear or hatred of transgender or gender non-conforming people

Gender Pronouns

E/Ey, Eim, Eir- Gender neutral pronouns

He, Him, His- Masculine gender pronouns

She, Her, Hers- Feminine gender pronouns

They- Gender neutral singular pronoun

Zie, Zim, Zirs Gender neutral pronouns