Sometimes called gender neutrois, gender neutral, or genderless. We consider people to be active allies who take action on in support and respect. Aromanticism exists on a continuum from people who experience no romantic attraction or have any desire for romantic activities, to those who experience low levels, or romantic attraction only under specific conditions.
The terms and definitions below are always evolving and changing and often mean different things to different people. They are provided below as a starting point for discussion and understanding. Ableism: The pervasive system of discrimination and exclusion that oppresses people who have mental, emotional and physical disabilities.
However the term asexual to some is an umbrella term and includes demisexual, graysexual see definitions below. May do this full time or only sometimes. Demisexual a person who only experiences sexual attraction to people with whom they form an emotional connection.
Though connected and overlapping, the following living language of sexual and gender identity are often distinct and unique. Try not to think of them as definitions, but as a begin point for further research and listening. Furthermore, these identities and terms are constantly evolving and may not mean the same thing years from now or between two individuals who use them. This includes actively challenging homophobic and transphobic remarks and behaviors as well as exploring and understanding heterosexist and cissexist forms of bias with themselves.
Keep in mind that there are many ways to define these common words and phrases. Remember, the only person who has the power to label you, is YOU! Asexual : A term describing individuals who do not experience sexual attraction or do not have interest in or desire for sex.
Some transgender people seek surgery or take hormones to bring their body into alignment with their gender identity; others do not. These characteristics may be apparent at birth or emerge later in life, often at puberty. Intersex people can have any sexual orientation and gender identity.
A note about these definitions : Each of these definitions has been carefully researched and closely analyzed from theoretical and practical perspectives for cultural sensitivity, common usage, and general appropriateness. We have done our best to represent the most popular uses of the terms listed; however there may be some variation in definitions depending on location. This is a working glossary.
NCBI Bookshelf. Audio computer-assisted self-interviews ACASIs allow participants to view a survey on a computer and hear a recorded voice stating the questions. Participants enter their answers on the computer.
Ace people may describe themselves using one or more of a wide variety of terms, including, but not limited to, asexual, aromantic, demis and grey-As. Bi people may describe themselves using one or more of a wide variety of terms, including, but not limited to, bisexual, pan, queer, and other non-monosexual identities. The fear or dislike of someone who identifies as bi based on prejudice or negative attitudes, beliefs or views about bi people.
This glossary was written to help give people the words and meanings to help make conversations easier and more comfortable. Bisexual A person emotionally, romantically or sexually attracted to more than one sex, gender or gender identity though not necessarily simultaneously, in the same way or to the same degree. Coming out The process in which a person first acknowledges, accepts and appreciates their sexual orientation or gender identity and begins to share that with others. Gay A person who is emotionally, romantically or sexually attracted to members of the same gender.