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While on tumblr calming myself from another crazy day of Lexi’s life I came across the "Queertionary 2.0" and an updated list of queer terminology:

Queertionary 2.0

 

Ace: (orientation) shortened version of and slang term for Asexual, and slang term for Aromantic.

Agender: (gender) see Genderqueer, a- meaning non; being of no gender.

Ally: a person who is not queer/LGBTQ but supports and promotes rights and equality for queer/LGBTQ people.

Androgynous: (gender) the presentation of ambiguous gender, one who presents in such a way.

Aromantic: (orientation) a- meaning non; the lack of romantic attraction, and one identifying with this orientation.

Asexual: (orientation) a- meaning non; the lack of sexual attraction, and one identifying with this orientation.

Bi: (orientation) shortened version of and slang term for Bisexual/Biromantic.

Bigender: (gender) see Genderqueer, bi- meaning two; being of two genders, typically masculine and feminine, but not necessarily.

Biromantic: (orientation) bi- meaning two; the romantic attraction to both male/men and female/women, and one identifying with this orientation.

Bisexual: (orientation) bi- meaning two; the sexual attraction to both male/men and female/women, and one identifying with this orientation.

Cisgender: (gender) cis- meaning on the near side, and opposed to trans-; when the sex of the body matches the gender of the mind, and one identifying with this.

Cissex/Cissexual: (sex) cis- meaning on the near side, as opposed to trans-; having been born in the correct sex body, and one identifying with this.

Cross Dressing: (gender) see also Drag; the practice or act of dressing as the other gender.

Demisexual: (orientation) demi- meaning half; the sexual attraction between sexual and asexual.

Drag King: (gender) see also Transvestite or Drag Queen; a female/woman who dresses as a male/man, typically as a performance.

Drag Queen: (gender) see also Transvestite or Drag King; a male/man who dresses as a female/woman, typically as a performance.

Drag: (gender) see also Cross Dressing; the practice or act of dressing as the other gender, typically as a performance.

Dyadic: (sex) see Sex Binary; not being Intersex, mostly used by people who are Intersex.

E/Em: (pronoun) see Ey/Em; referring to one who is of undisclosed or non-binary gender.

Ey/Em: (pronoun) see E/Em; referring to one who is of undisclosed or non-binary gender.

Female: (sex) being of the female sex.

FTM: (sex) Female to Male; of Transsex/Transsexual people, the Transition from Female to Male, and one pre, mid or post said Transition identifying with this.

Gay: (orientation) slang term for Homosexual.

Gender Binary: (gender) binary meaning of two parts; the concept that gender is a binary, comprised of masculine/men and feminine/women.

Genderqueer: (gender) see Agender and Bigender; being of neither, both and/or other gender in regards to the masculine/feminine gender binary.

He/Him: (pronoun) referring to one who is of masculine gender.

Heteroromantic: (orientation) hetero- meaning other; a romantic attraction to the other sex/gender, and one identifying with this orientation. Typically female/women attracted to male/men, and vice versa.

Heterosexual: (orientation) hetero- meaning other; a sexual attraction to the other sex/gender, and one identifying with this orientation. Typically female/women attracted to male/men, and vice versa.

Homoromantic: (orientation) homo- meaning same; the romantic attraction to the same sex/gender, and one identifying with this orientation. Female/women romantically attracted to female/women, and male/men romantically attracted to male/men.

Homosexual: (orientation) homo- meaning same; the sexual attraction to the same sex/gender, and one identifying with this orientation. Female/women sexually attracted to female/women, and male/men sexually attracted to male/men.

Intersex: (sex) being born of ambiguous or indeterminate sex.

Lesbian: (orientation) of female/women, the sexual attraction to female/women, and one identifying with this orientation.

LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender; the original acronym, when it was realised there were other identities than gay and lesbian.

LGBTQ: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer; the more inclusive acronym, adding queer to acknowledge the existence of other identities without turning the acronym into alphabet soup.

Male: (sex) being of the male sex.

Man: (gender) being of the masculine gender.

MTF: (sex) Male to Female; of Transsex/Transsexual people, the Transition from Male to Female, and one pre, mid or post said Transition identifying with this.

Pan: (orientation) shortened version of and slang term for Pansexual/Panromantic.

Panromantic: (orientation) pan- meaning all; the romantic attraction to all sexes/genders, and one identifying with this orientation.

Pansexual: (orientation) pan- meaning all; the sexual attraction to all sexes/genders, and one identifying with this orientation.

Polyamorous: (orientation) poly meaning many; the desire or need to have multiple relationships or multiple people in a relationship.

Polyromantic: (orientation) poly-meaning many; see also Spectraromantic; the sexual attraction to various sexes/genders, and one identifying with this orientation.

Polysexual: (orientation) poly- meaning many; see also Spectrasexual; the sexual attraction to various sexes/genders, and one identifying with this orientation.

Queer: catch-all term for non-cis/heteronormative identities, or non-specific non-cis/heteronormative identity.

Sex Binary: (sex) binary meaning of two parts; the concept that sex is a binary, comprised of male and female.

Sexual: (orientation) as opposed to Asexual; having sexual attraction, one who has sexual attraction.

She/Her: (pronoun) referring to one who is of feminine gender.

Spectraromantic: (orientation) spectra- from spectrum; see also Polyromantic; the romantic attraction to a spectrum of sexes/genders, and one identifying with this orientation.

Spectrasexual: (orientation) spectra- from spectrum; see also Polysexual; the sexual attraction to a spectrum of sexes/genders, and one identifying with this orientation.

SRS: (sex) Sex Reassignment Surgery; see Transition; surgery on genitalia, to change the sex of a person.

Straight: (orientation) slang term for Heterosexual/Heteroromantic.

They/Them: (pronoun) referring to one who is of undisclosed gender, or in the generic.

Trans: (sex/gender) shortened version of and slang term for Transsex/Transsexual, Transgender or Transvestite, and slang term which can be used to mean all or any identities of non-binary sex/gender, except Intersex.

Transgender: (gender) trans- meaning cross; when the sex of the body does not match the gender of the mind, and one identifying with this.

Transition: (sex) see SRS; the entire process of changing sex, including hormones and surgery.

Transsex/Transsexual: (sex) trans- meaning cross; having been born in the wrong sex body, often having treatment to change the sex of the body, and one identifying with this.

Transvestite: (gender) trans- meaning cross; see also Drag King or Drag Queen; somebody who practices Drag / Cross Dressing.

Woman: (gender) being of the feminine gender.

Ze/Hir: (pronoun) referring to one who is of undisclosed or non-binary gender. 

and here is where you can find it: pansexualparty.tumblr.com/post/2594776236/queertionary-2-0



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  • Mercedes Diane Griffin Forbes

    Excellent! I’m going to be giving a workshop on March 8th, entitled “Under the Rainbow: Understanding bisexuality, pansexuality, polysexuality, demisexuality,and transsexuality.” This is definitely going to be one of my handouts.

  • Kayla/Kyle

    Just thought I’d throw out you left off genderfluid: genderqueer identity that expresses the idea that gender is a fluid concept and you may identify as more than one gender, like bigender but more than two genders
    Also, bisexual/biromantic actually means attraction to the same gender and one,usually the opposite, or more genders but not all, but not just men and women since that enforces the gender binary and erases non binaries.
    Also, pan and bi are technically subcategories of polysexual which is just to be attracted to more than one gender, pan covers all genders, bi covers two or more. I’ve never once heard the term spectrasexual/spectra romantic. And demisexual is not just half way between, its not experiencing sexual attraction until a deep emotional bond is formed, platonicly or romantically. There’s also grey-area, or grey-a, asexual which means they experience sexual attraction occasionally/rarely.
    And finally, I’ve never heard of cross dressing or drag being a gender identity…most people in drag do not identify as their drag gender…and i especially dont hear transvestite used in a good light since it is so often shortened to the tr*nny slur so that word is very, very, very rarely used and I highly suggest always asking if that word is ok to use along with transexual since it is also rare compared to transgender which is a lot more common.
    Sorry to critique so much but the lgbtq+ community is not one that can risk having wrong information spread.
    ~genderfluid, demisexual-panromatic