Sexual Orientation

Sexual Orientation
-Not determined by a person’s gender identity. There are several different sexual orientations; asexual, bisexual, gay/lesbian, omnisexual/pansexual, and questioning.

-A term that identifies a describes a person who does not experience sexual attraction. This term is self-identification.

-A self-identity used by some people who are sexually/erotically or emotionally attracted to men and women. Some people prefer the term Pansexual because it opens the possibilities for attraction to more than two genders.

-An identity term used by people who identify as men and are attracted to men.

-An identity term used by some people who identify as female and are attracted to women.

-Attracted to people of all sexes and genders.

-The term is referring to people who are unsure or questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation.

-Attracted to genderqueer, gender fluid, gender non-binary, gender non-conforming, and neither male nor female individuals.

These definitions were from Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: a resource for the transgender community. edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth, is a great resource for learning more about the above terms.

Erickson-Schroth, L. (2014). Trans bodies, trans selves: A resource for the transgender community.