Straight-Acting — A term usually applied to gay men who readily pass as heterosexual. F Fag — Derogatory term referring to a gay man or someone perceived as non-heteronormative.
This term can be perceived as derogatory because it reinforces stereotypes that all gay men are fashion-conscious and materialistic. Butch — A person who identifies themselves as masculine, whether it be physically, mentally or emotionally. M Male Lesbian — A male-bodied person who identifies as a lesbian.
Trans — An abbreviation that is sometimes used to refer to a gender variant person. Intergender — A person whose gender identity is between genders or a lesbina of genders.
syem Biphobia — The fear of, discrimination against, or hatred of bisexuals, which is often times related to the current binary standard. Internalized Oppression — The process by which a member of an oppressed group comes to accept and live out the inaccurate stereotypes applied to the oppressed group. Heterosexual Privilege —Those benefits derived automatically by being heterosexual that are denied to homosexuals dtem bisexuals.
Soft butches generally appear androgynousrather than adhering to strictly feminine or masculine norms and gender identities.
Straight-acting gay men are often looked down upon in the LGBTQ community for seemingly accessing stej privilege. Asexual — Person who is not sexually attracted to anyone or does not have a sexual orientation. Prejudice — A conscious or unconscious negative belief about a whole group of people and its individual members. This term is sometimes used to refer to the gender variant community as a whole. The term implies that there is a certain way that gay men should act that is ificantly different from heterosexual men.
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Eventually, it came to lesbisn used as an umbrella term that included gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people. Ally — Someone who confronts heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexual and genderstraight privilege in themselves and others; a concern for the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex people; and a belief that heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia are social justice issues.
Queer includes lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transpeople, intersex persons, the radical sex communities, and many other sexually transgressive underworld explorers. Dyke — Derogatory term referring to a masculine lesbian. A reclaimed word that was formerly used solely as a slur but that has been semantically overturned by members of the maligned group, who use it as a term of defiant pride. Often includes a political agenda to challenge gender stereotypes and the gender binary system.
Can be used in a positive or a derogatory way, depending on who is using it. A top position does not imply more power. These practices are often misunderstood as abusive, but when practiced in a safe, sane, and consensual lesbiqn can be a part of healthy sex life. Their dress is usually mixture of male and female articles and they are seen as a separate or third gender.
lesban Tranny Chaser — A term primarily used to describe people who prefer or actively seek transpeople for sexual or romantic relations. Sometimes adopted affirmatively by lesbians not necessarily masculine ones to refer to themselves. Bottom — A person who is said to take a more submissive role during sexual interactions. Sex Identity — How a person identifies physically: female, male, in between, beyond, or neither.
Even positive stereotypes can have a negative impact, however, simply because they involve broad generalizations that ignore individual realities. H Hermaphrodite—An out-of-date and offensive term for an intersexed person. O Oppression — The systematic subjugation of a group of people dtem another group with access to social power, the result of which benefits one group over the other and is maintained by social beliefs and practices.
Transwoman — An identity label sometimes adopted by male-to-female transsexuals to ify that they are women while still affirming their history as males.
Heterosexism — Prejudice against individuals and groups who display nonheterosexual behaviors or identities, combined with the majority power to impose such prejudice. Stereotype — A preconceived or oversimplified generalization lesboan an entire group of people without regard for their individual differences.
The term lesbian is derived from the name of the Greek island of Lesbos and as such is sometimes considered a Eurocentric category that does not necessarily represent the identities of African-Americans and other non-European ethnic groups. Ongoing discrimination creates a climate of oppression for the affected group. Cisgender — describes someone who feels comfortable with the gender identity and gender expression expectations ased to them based on their physical sex.
Also, the benefits homosexuals and bisexuals receive as a result of claiming heterosexual identity or denying homosexual or bisexual identity. Questioning lrsbian Someone who is questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Sexual orientation varies and is not dependent on gender identity.