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pansexual


Someone who is pansexual is not limited in sexual choice based on biological sex, gender or gender identity.
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ally


Generally used to describe a person who supports equal civil rights, LGBTQ and gender equality, LGBTQ social movements, and who challenges homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.
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androgyne


Being androgyne means that your gender identity is androgynous – both male and female.
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androsexual


Being androsexual means you only have sexual feelings towards men, regardless of your own gender.
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asexual


Being asexual means you are not interested in, or do not desire, sexual activity with anyone of any gender.
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binary gender system


A system that forces people into one of two categories – either male or female (man or woman, boy or girl). In this system men and women are also generally expected to look and behave in a particular way.
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biphobia


The dislike, fear or hatred of people who are bisexual.
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bisexual


Being bisexual means you are emotionally and physically attracted to more than one gender – in most cases, this means both girls/women and boys/men.
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cisgender


Being cisgender means that your gender identity matches the gender you were assigned at birth.
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coming out


Acknowledging to yourself or to others that you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ).
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