#TSquared 11 – Asexual

Asexual Someone who does not experience sexual desire for people of any gender. Some asexual people desire romantic relationships, while others do not. Asexuality can be considered a spectrum, with some asexual people experiencing desire for varying types of intimacy. This desire may fluctuate over time. Asexuality is distinct from celibacy, which is the deliberate …

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#TSquared 10 – Drag

Drag Refers to people who dress in a showy or flamboyant way that exaggerates gendered stereotypes, often for entertainment purposes. ‘Drag’ is a term that is often associated with gay/lesbian communities and is often replaced with ‘Drag King’ and ‘Drag Queen’. Some people who perform professionally outside gay/lesbian communities prefer the term ‘male/female impersonator’.

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#TSquared 9 – Cisgender

Cisgender Identifying with the same gender that one was assigned at birth. A gender identity that society considers to match the biological sex assigned at birth. The prefix cis- means ‘on the side of’ or ‘not across from’. A term used to call attention to the privelege of people who are not trans*.

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#TSquared 8 – Ally

Ally A heterosexual and/or cisgender and/or cissexual person who supports and celebrates queer identities, interrupts and challenges queer-phobic and heterosexist remarks and actions of others, and willingly explores these biases within themselves.

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#TSquared 7 – Queer

Queer A term becoming more widely used among LGBT communities because of its inclusiveness. 'Queer' can be used to refer to the range of non-heterosexual and non-cisgender people and provides a convenient shorthand for 'LGBT'. It is important to note that this is a reclaimed term that was once and is still used as a …

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#TSquared 6 – Gender Identity

Gender Identity One’s informal and psychological sense of oneself as male, female, both, in between, or neither. People who question their gender identity may feel unsure of their gender or believe they are not of the same gender as their physical body. Gender non-conforming, gender variant, or genderqueer are some terms sometimes used to describe …

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#TSquared 5 – Intersex

Intersex Intersex people may have: external genitalia which do not closely resemble typical male or famale genitalia, or which have the appearance of both male and female genitalia; the genitalia of one sex and the seondary sex characteristics of another sex; or a chromosomal make-up that is neither XX or XY but may be a …

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#TSquared 3 – Demisexual

Demisexual A sexual orientation. Here a person feels sexual attraction after an emotional bond has been developed. This is part of the asexual spectrum, and is not limited to any kind of sexual preferences (heterosexual, homosexual, pansexual, bisexual etc).

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#TSquared 2 – Gender Binary

Gender Binary The view that there are only two totally distinct, opposite and static genders (masculine and feminine) to identify with and express While many societies view gender through this lens and consider this binary system to be universal.Individuals who do not identify with these binary labels fall under the non binary umbrella term.

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