A person with no (or little) connection to the traditional system of gender
The process of flattening one’s breasts to have a more masculine or flat appearing chest.
The assumption that everyone is heterosexual and that heterosexuality is superior to all other sexualities
A person who experiences sexual, romantic, physical, and/or spiritual attraction for members of all gender identities/expressions
The practice of having multiple open, honest, usually non-possessive relationships.
Little or no capacity to experience sexual attraction until a strong romantic or emotional connection is formed with another individual
Describes an identity that may change or shift over time between or within the mix of the options available
Flowers worn by men in Oscar Wilde’s generation to identify themselves as gay
The idea that gender identities and expressions do not fit on a linear scale, but rather on a sphere
A plant used throughout history to represent same-sex love, especially lesbianism
Experiencing little or no sexual attraction to others and/or a lack of interest in sexual relationships/behavior
This term refers to a person who is attracted to two sexes or two genders, but not necessarily simultaneously or equally
Sexual identity of homosexual men, although some homosexual women may also use this term
Transgendered persons who opt to have their bodies surgically and hormonally reconstructed to match their gender identity
Gender-neutral pronouns that can be used instead of he/she
A woman attracted to women

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