LGBTQ Identities Part I - Sexual Identities
- Heterosexual: Sexual attraction towards those of a different gender.
- Homosexual: Sexual attraction towards those of the same gender.
- Bisexual: Sexual attraction towards two genders or gender the same or different to yours.
- Pansexual: Sexual attraction towards all genders.
- Polysexual: Sexual attraction towards multiple genders.
- Skoliosexual: Sexual attraction towards genderqueer or non-binary people.
- Androsexuality: Sexual attraction towards men or masculinity.
*Depending on the person they may use Androphilia. I’ve heard both used for
- Gynesexuality: Sexual attraction towards women or femininity.
*Depending on the person that may use Gynophilia.
So, I’m sure most of you are familiar with a similar post that included several icons that had an identity and then a simple definition underneath it. Unfortunately that post was severely problematic. It had exclusive and erasing wording and had several definitions wrong with it.
I decided to create my own with more inclusive language, less erasive language, and proper definitions. (Though definitions can vary from region to region.) These icons are not all of the LGBTQ identities out there.There are limitless identities, and these are just some of the sexual identities that I know of.
This is also not the only one of these I’ll be doing. I’ll be creating more sets. One of which will be for asexual/demisexual/grey-a identities and another will be for gender identities. Stay tuned.
I’m very open to corrections and suggestions as long as they’re not rude.