throwback thursday to this trainwreck - fq
Sexuality and Gender Identity is a touchy subject, I am aware but please restrain yourselves. Debating is encouraged to be avoided no matter how 'friendly' it may be.
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Don't have to be queer to support!
If you're questioning, don't be afraid to talk to us about it. People sometimes need a little help understanding and a safe place.
Basically a studio for all you people who're having a hard time understanding the LGBT Movement or want to get more scoops on the community!
Any questions asked will be happily replied too!
To start off, LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Though really, it cannot cover all of the ground in sexuality and gender identities.
Now, what does it mean to be Gay?:
Being gay or lesbian means to be a homosexual. Homo means same, so when you have the word homosexual it means you like the same gender. Basically, if you're male, you like other males. If you're a woman, you like other women.
What about Bisexual?:
Bisexual is when you like both genders. You can be attracted to both men and women. Another common definition is being attracted to people of the same and different gender as your own, or being attracted to two or more genders.
Pansexuality is basically where you can be attracted to any sex and/or gender identity.
In which you aren't sexually attracted to anyone (not the same thing as celibacy or aromanticism, though they can overlap!). Demisexuality is like asexuality but, requires an emotional bond before sexual attraction is felt; grey-asexuality is an umbrella term for demisexuality and other identities wherein sexual attraction is felt only under certain circumstances.
To be Polyamorous means that one can have multiple romantic partners and, of course, value both the same. Poly relationships are no different than others, just having more than two partners.
Not to mention, being straight or heterosexual. Being heterosexual means you're attracted to the opposite gender.
Earlier, you said something about gender identities. Care to enlighten us?
Cisgender: Identifying with the gender assigned to you at birth
Okay, to start off, gender can be something you choose. If you're a guy, you can say you're a guy. This is what being Cisgender means.
There's also Transgender, in which you don't identify with the gender you were assigned at birth. If you were assigned with the male gender at birth and identified as a woman, you'd be trans. Always use the pronouns that transgender people ask you to use. So, instead of calling a trans woman 'he or him', use 'she or her' instead!
Of course, you can also have no gender at all! This is being Agender.
And not all the time you can identify as another, this is called genderfluid.
One can cross-dress and not identify as the opposite gender. This could be considered drag, as well.
To be honest, there's so much one can learn about identities! If you have anything to throw in, feel free too! Your knowledge is treasured.
Permission was given from @Palindromee for us to be able to use their GIO series.
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GENDERFLUX provided by @kawipanda
( www.genderflux.com )
A campaign raising awareness for the Non-Binary, Gender Variant, and Gender Queer in the LGBTQA+ community.