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7March 2013 Gay: a term used to describe a man who is attracted to men, but often used and embraced by women to describe their same-sex relationships as well Gender Expression: the external display of gender, through a combination of dress, demeanor, social behavior, and other factors, generally measured on a scale of masculinity and femininity Gender Identity: the internal perception of an individuals gender, and how they label themselves Genderless: a person who does not identify with any gender Genderqueer: (1) a blanket term used to describe people whose gender falls outside of the gender binary; (2) a person who identifi es as both a man and a woman, or as neither a man nor a woman; often used in exchange with transgender Gynesexual/Gynephilic: attracted to females, women, and/or femininity Hermaphrodite: an outdated medical term used to describe someone who is intersex; not used today as it is considered to be medically stigmatizing, and also misleading as it means a person who is 100% male and female, a biological impossibility for humans Heterosexism: behavior that grants preferential treatment to heterosexual people, reinforces the idea that heterosexuality is somehow better or more right than queerness, or ignores/doesnt address queerness as existing Heterosexual: a medical defi nition for a person who is attracted to someone with the other gender (or, literally, biological sex)than they have; often referred to as straight Homophobia: fear, anger, intolerance, resentment, or discomfort with queer people, often focused inwardly as one begins to question their own sexuality Continued from Page 6 Homosexual: a medical defi nition for a person who is attracted to someone with the same gender (or, literally, biological sex) they have, this is considered an offensive/stigmatizing term by many members of the queer community; often used incorrectly in place of lesbian or gay Hypersex(ual/-ity): a sexual attraction with intensity bordering on insatiability or addiction; recently dismissed as a non-medical condition by the American Psychiatric Association when it was proposed to be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders version 5. Intersex: a person with a set of sexual anatomy that doesnt fi t within the labels of female or male(e.g., 47,XXY phenotype, uterus, and penis) Male: a person with a specifi c set of sexual anatomy (e.g., 46,XY phenotype,penis, testis, higher levels of testosterone, coarse body hair, facial hair) pursuant to this label Outing [someone]: when someone reveals another persons sexuality or gender identity to an individual or group, often without the persons consent or approval; not to be confused with coming out Pansexual: a person who experiences sexual,romantic, physical, and/or spiritual attraction for members of all gender identities/ expressions Queer: (1) historically, this was a derogatory slang term used to identify LGBTQ+ people; (2) a term that has been embraced and reclaimed by the LGBTQ+ community as a symbol of pride, representing all individuals who fall out of the gender and sexuality norms Questioning: the process of exploring ones own sexual orientation, investigating infl uences that may come from their family, religious upbringing, and internal motivations Sexual Orientation: the type of sexual, romantic, physical, and/or spiritual attraction one feels for others, often labeled based on the Continued on Page 8 G EN D ER H EA LTH

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