LGBTQ+ Definitions

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Below is a list of common orientations you will see in the LGBTQ+ community:

Heteroflexible
A person who identifies as primarily straight but can occasionally find the same gender appealing in a sexual and/or romantic way.

Bisexual
A person who is attracted romantically and/or sexually to another gender as well as their own.

Bi-curious
A person who is curious about being sexual with someone of the same sex, but does not consider themselves to be bisexual.

Homoflexible
A person who identifies as primarily homosexual but can occasionally find the opposite gender appealing in a sexual and/or romantic way.

Gay
A male who is primarily attracted to other males in a sexual and/or romantic way.

Lesbian
A female who is primarily attracted to other females in a sexual and/or romantic way.

Queer
A common umbrella term for a person who doesn't identify with traditional categories around gender identity and/or sexual orientation.

Pansexual
A person who is attracted to and may form sexual and romantic relationships with males, females, and people who identify outside the gender binary.

Demisexual
A person who does not experience sexual attraction unless they form a strong emotional connection with someone. The term demisexual comes from the orientation being "halfway between" sexual and asexual.

Asexual
A person who has a low or absent sexual interest or desire for people of any gender.

Greysexual
A person who experiences sexual attraction under very limited and specific circumstances.

Sapiosexual
A person who is sexually attracted to someone’s intelligence.

Fluctuating/Evolving
A person whose sexual responsiveness is changing/evolving.

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