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There are many different terms in the LGBTQ Community and they can be confusing if you are unfamiliar with them. Here is a list of the most used terms in the community.

Sexualities

Asexual: a person who does not have strong sexual feelings toward any gender.

Bisexual: a person who is sexually or emotionally attracted to more than one sex or gender.

Demisexual: a person who doesn't develop sexual attraction to someone until they have a strong emotional connection

Gay: men who are sexually and emotionally attracted to other men. Sometimes used for women who are sexually and emotionally attracted to other women.

Lesbian: woman who is sexually and emotionally attracted to other women

Pansexual: a person who can be attracted to all different kinds of people, regardless of biological sex or gender identity.‚Äč

Queer: this word can be used to describe one's sexuality or gender. Formerly used as a slur, the LGBTQ community has reclaimed the word. It typically is used by someone who feels they don't fit neatly into one of these other labels.

Gender Identities

Agender: a person who doesn't identify as any particular gender.

Cisgender: a person whose gender identity aligns with the sex they were assigned at birth.

Gender Fluid: a person whose gender identity is not a single gender or is not fixed, but may shift.

Genderqueer: someone who embraces fluidity of gender and rejects static or conventional views of gender. They can identify as both male and female, neither male or female, or a combination of the two.

Non-binary: someone who doesn't identify as exclusively male or female.

Transgender: a person whose gender identity differs from the sex they were assigned at birth.