Please note that the definitions belong to the community and might change over time.
A term used to describe a person who experiences limited to no sexual attraction.
A term used to describe a person who is attracted to more than one gender. Distinct from pansexual, which includes attraction to people regardless of gender.
Used in this report to refer to people whose gender identity matches their sex assigned at birth (i.e., who are not members of gender minorities) and who are exclusively attracted to another gender.
Someone who was assigned male at birth and identifies as a man.
Someone who was assigned female at birth and identifies as a woman.
When a person first tells someone about their sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or intersex status.
A man who is attracted to other men.
A person’s internal sense of their own gender.
An umbrella category used to describe individuals who choose ‘other’ as the category for their gender identity. In this category, participants reported, for instance, identifying as agender, gender fluid, gender questioning, queer, demiboy, or as not identifying with any gender.
Individuals with a minority gender identity such as trans or people whose sex characteristics differ from those typically expected of men or women (i.e., intersex people).
A term used to describe a person who has an exclusively emotional, romantic and/or sexual orientation towards someone of a different gender.
A term used to describe a person who is exclusively emotionally, romantically, or sexually attracted to members of the same gender.
An umbrella term for people with sex characteristics (hormones, chromosomes, and external/internal reproductive organs) that differ to those typically expected of men or women.
A term used to describe adoption by two partners.
A woman who is attracted to other women.
An abbreviation used to refer to all people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, or as having any other minority sexual orientation or gender identity.
Used in this report to refer to anyone not identifying as heterosexual. This includes individuals identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, queer, etc.
An umbrella term used to describe gender identities where the individual does not identify exclusively as a man or a woman. There are many categories included within this, such as agender, genderqueer, and gender fluid. Some non-binary people may identify as trans, others may not.
A term used to describe a person who is attracted to people
regardless of gender.
A term used to describe the legal union between two people of the same gender.
Individuals with a minority sexual orientation such as homosexual (gay, lesbian), bisexual, or pansexual people.
Describes who a person is emotionally, romantically, or sexually attracted to.
An umbrella category used to describe people who choose ‘other’ as the category for their sexual orientation. In this category, participants mentioned, for instance, identifying as demisexual, fluid, polysexual, heteroflexible, homoflexible, queer, questioning, as well as not liking categories.
Umbrella term used to describe people who have a gender identity that is different to the gender assigned at birth. Non-binary people may or may not consider themselves to be trans.
Someone who was assigned male at birth but identifies as a woman.
Someone who was assigned female at birth but identifies as a man.
A term used mainly by people to describe their minority sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or intersex status.
The process of exploring your own sexual orientation and/or gender identity.