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GLOSSARY OF TERMS

BISEXUAL
A bisexual is a person who is sexually and emotionally attracted to both sexes.

CROSS- DRESSING
This is a person who occasionally chooses to wear clothing conventionally associated with another gender. They may or may not adopt a different gender identity when crossing – dressing.

 GAY
The term gay is sometimes used to encompass all LGBT people, but it is more commonly used to refer to men whose primary sexual and emotional attraction is to other men. It also has a self identification or group- identify connotation.

 GENDER
Gender is refers to social construction of femininity or masculanitiy that varies in time and places and is constructed through learned, rather than innate, behavior. Gender and sex do not have the same meaning.

GENDER EXPRESSION
Gender expression refers to the expression through clothing and behavior, or the inner sense of identification and self – awareness, that manifests person’s fundamental senses of themselves as masculine or feminine, and male or female. This can include dress, posture, hairstyle, jewelry, vocal inflection, speech patterns, and social interactions.

GENDER IDENTITY
Gender identity refers to a person deeply felt sense of identification of their gender, in relation to the social construction of masculinity or femininity. A person may have a male or female gender identity, with the physiological characteristics of the same or different sex. Gender identity is different from sexual orientation.

HETEROSEXUAL
This is a person who is sexually and emotionally attracted primarily to people of the opposite sex.

 HOMOSEXUAL
This is a person who is sexually and emotionally attracted primarily to people of the same sex.

 HOMOPHOBIA
This is a prejudice against lesbians, gay men and bisexual people.

 INTERSEX
A person who is born with characteristics (mostly gonadic, chromosomal or genital) that do not seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male, as far as the reproduction or sexual anatomy is concerned. Intersex anatomy may or may not show up at birth. The term historically used was hermaphrodite, which is now generally adopted by zoology rather than by medical science.

 LESBIAN
This is a woman whose primary sexual and emotional attraction is to other woman. It is also has a self- identification or group – identify connotation.

 LGBTI
This is an acronym used for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, an inclusive term for groups and identities.

 MSM
This is an acronym used for men who have sex with men, generic reference to same – sex sexual conducts between men, which may or may not imply gay identity or emotional attraction.

QUEER
As used in the US. Context of identity politics is an umbrella terms for a range of sexual orientations and gender identities that include lesbian, gay, and bisexual and transgender. The term can have a more political connotation than gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

SEX
A person’s sex refers to biological or anatomical identity as male or female. Although often used interchangeable, gender and sex do not have the same meaning.

SEXUAL ORIENTATION
This refers to the direction of an individual’s sexual and emotional attraction, whether to individuals of a different sex (heterosexual), same sex (homosexual), or both sexes (bisexual).

TRANSGENDER
This used as an umbrella term for people whose gender identity and /or gender expression differs from sex they were assigned at birth, including cross- dressers, female or male. Impersonators, pre – operative, post-operative or non-operative transsexuals. Transgender people may define themselves as female – to male (FTM, assigned a female biological sex at birth. But who have a predominantly male gender identity) or male to female (MTF, assigned a male biological sex at birth but who have a predominantly female gender identity), others consider themselves as falling outside binary concepts of gender or sex. Transgender people may or may not choose to alter their bodies’ hormonally and /or surgically. The term is not limited to those who have the resources for and access to gender reassignment through surgery. Transgender is not about sexual orientation, transgender people may be heterosexual, lesbian, gay or bisexual.

TRANSPHOBIA
This is prejudice against transgender people.

TRANS SEXUAL
A transsexual person is someone who experience conflict between biological sex and gender identity. A transsexual person may undergo sex reassignment surgery so that his/her physical sex correspondents to his/her gender identity.

TRANSVESTITE
In the US context, transvestite is an out of date description most often referring to men who wear cloths conventionally associated with another gender.

WSW
This is an acronym used for women who have sex with women. Generic reference to same – sex sexual conducts between women, which may or may not imply lesbian identity or emotional attraction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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