Sexualities/Genders (And Other Terms One Should Know)

Heterosexual: Male-identifying individual sexually attracted to a female-identifying individual, and vice-versa.
Homosexual: Someone attracted to someone of the same gender as themselves.
Bisexual: Sexually attracted to two or more genders.
Polysexual: Sexually attracted to many genders, but not all.
Pansexual: Sexually attracted to all genders. (this and bisexual, and sometimes polysexual, are often considered to be the same thing and different people may simply identify as any one of them due to their own personal reasons)
Demisexual: Sexually attracted to people only after forming a bond with them first.
Asexual: Having no /sexual attraction/ to others; having no desire to have sex.
Heteroromantic: Male-identifying individual romantically attracted to female-identifying individuals, and vice-versa.
Homoromantic: Attracted romantically to the same gender.
Biromantic: Attracted romantically to two or more genders
Polyromantic: Attracted to many genders (but not all)
Panromantic: Attracted romantically to all genders
Demiromantic: Romantically attracted to people only after forming a bond with them first.
Aromantic: Having no /romantic attraction/ to others; having no desire to be in a romantic relationship.
Polyamorous: Someone who is attracted to, and is comfortable with being in a relationship with more than one person at a time.
Transexual/Transgender (Term depending on generation and location): An individual who identifies as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth to be. Often shortened to trans
Cisgender: Someone who identifies as the gender that they were assigned as at birth. (ex. matches their birth certificate) Often shortened to cis
Intersex: Someone who has ambiguous genitalia that doesn't fit into our strict dichotomy of uterus or testes. Often forced into surgery to correct their genitals at a very young age, causing psychological and physical harm later in life
Nonbinary: Outside of the gender binary of male and female. (Can be used as an umbrella term or as its own identity)
Genderqueer: Outside of the gender binary. (**This is not an umbrella term like the post said before I edited it! Do not use this as an umbrella term for nonbinary individuals, simply use 'nonbinary'. Queer is considered a slur and not everyone likes to be associated with the word)
Agender: Someone who feels gender neutral, or someone who experiences a 'lack' of gender.
Bigender: Someone who identifies as two separate genders.
Trigender: Someone who identifies as three separate genders.
Genderfluid: A gender that changes, or is 'fluid'.
Demigirl: Identifying partially as a woman, but not wholly.
Demiboy/guy: Identifying partially as a man, but not wholly.
Dmab: Designated Male at Birth.
Dfab: Designated Female at Birth.
Amab/Afab: Same as dmab/dmab, except with 'assigned' instead of 'designted'.
Camab/Cafab: Same as previous, except prefixed by 'coercively', to highlight the lack of choice.
Reblog to inform! And if there's any I missed or anything that should be clarified, please message me! Always looking to expand the proper vocab. : )
littlemissmutant:


Within three days of becoming engaged, I had already been told that I shouldn’t wear my glasses, because they’re not bridal. I was told my cane wasn’t bridal. I was told my eye… was not bridal. And I realized that if I was going to be “bridal” in their eyes, I was going to have to change who I am. I am proudly disabled.

This photo is giving me LIFE

littlemissmutant:

Within three days of becoming engaged, I had already been told that I shouldn’t wear my glasses, because they’re not bridal. I was told my cane wasn’t bridal. I was told my eye… was not bridal. And I realized that if I was going to be “bridal” in their eyes, I was going to have to change who I am. I am proudly disabled.

This photo is giving me LIFE

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queerdontfear:

I’m sorry, but if lesbians can control themselves in a girls only changing room with ass naked woman waltzing around. Then I figure men should be able to control them selves with clothed girls walking down the street. Just a thought.

(via ohheyitsmikaylarose)

My Beautiful Scars

benderqueer:

So today I took off the tape that was over the incisions. I saw my scars for the first time and they are beautiful. I’ve been so overly concerned about my chest and I feel a little better now that I know that it’s all closed up and starting to heal. They are small and I feel good about being so…

beneath-a-lonely-place:

We’ll meet at the bruised beaches of Normandy

The burning shorelines of Hiroshima

At the snowy mountains of Norway

And the swaying rivers of the North Connel

We’ll close our eyes and click our heels

Take a drink just to give us some weight

And swear I will do my best just to be a little happier

Even though it’s hard to find

But the day I meet you

I will rearrange my sadness

And change for you.

2damnfeisty:

"14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  

So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer.  It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired.  These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.

Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”

Read more here. [x]

Black Excellence

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porndoesgood:

songs about queers by queers for queers | listen

because songs about straight hetero romances can get boring

1. Parentheses - The Blow // 2. What A Beautiful Day - Brett Every // 3. Forrest Gump - Frank Ocean // 4. Origin of Love - Mika // 5. End of the World - Matt Alber // 6. Closer - Tegan and Sara // 7. Too Young To Be In Love - Hunx and His Punx // 8. I’m The Only One - Melissa Etheridge // 9. Papa Was A Rodeo - The Magnetic Fields // 10. Might Tell You Tonight - Scissor Sisters // 11. Jet Boy, Jet Girl - The Damned // 12. Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above - CSS // 13. So Beautiful - Darren Hayes // 14. If I Had You - Adam Lambert // 15. Your Song - John Barrowman // 16. Gay Pirates - Cosmo Jarvis // 17. Rocket - Goldfrapp // 18. Oh! - Sleater-Kinney // 19. Boxer - Lovers // 20. Clap Your Hands - Sia 

porndoesgood:

songs about queers by queers for queers | listen

because songs about straight hetero romances can get boring

1. Parentheses - The Blow // 2. What A Beautiful Day - Brett Every // 3. Forrest Gump - Frank Ocean // 4. Origin of Love - Mika // 5. End of the World - Matt Alber // 6. Closer - Tegan and Sara // 7. Too Young To Be In Love - Hunx and His Punx // 8. I’m The Only One - Melissa Etheridge // 9. Papa Was A Rodeo - The Magnetic Fields // 10. Might Tell You Tonight - Scissor Sisters // 11. Jet Boy, Jet Girl - The Damned // 12. Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above - CSS // 13. So Beautiful - Darren Hayes // 14. If I Had You - Adam Lambert // 15. Your Song - John Barrowman // 16. Gay Pirates - Cosmo Jarvis // 17. Rocket - Goldfrapp // 18. Oh! - Sleater-Kinney // 19. Boxer - Lovers // 20. Clap Your Hands - Sia 

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YOUR QUIET PLACE - sit back and listen to yourself think + [LISTEN]

01. candles - daughter // 02. kiss me - ed sheeran // 03. stay - rihanna & mikky ekko // 04. heart of stone - iko // 05. a thousand years, part 2 - christina perri & steve kazee // 06. love - daughter // 07. breathe me - sia // 08. dna (unplugged) - little mix // 09. nothing like us - justin bieber // 10. never think - robert pattinson // 11. flightless bird, american mouth - iron & wine // 12. wait - broken fences // 13. cover your tracks - a boy and his kite // 14. fire in the water - feist // 15. the cave - mumford & sons // 16. undone - haley reinhart // 17. echo - jason walker // 18. a drop in the ocean - ron pope // 19. flowers for a ghost - thriving ivory // 20. always - peter bradley adams // 21. my love - sia // 22. shelter - birdy // 23. turning page - sleeping at last // 24. i love you, sleepyhead - lanterns on the lake // 25. corner - allie moss // 26. just breathe - anna nalick. 

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STUDY SESSIONS. chill songs you can listen to while you study. good luck for your exams!  [listen]

· 1. flapper girl - the lumineers ·· 2. riptide - vance joy ·· 3. i will wait - mumford and sons ·· 4. heartlines - florence + the machine ·· 5. king and lionheart - of monsters and men ·· 6. dead sea - the lumineers ·· 7. skinny love - bon iver ·· 8. holes - passenger ·· 9. sweet disposition - the temper trap ·· 10. white blank page - mumford and sons ·· 11. tiptoe - imagine dragons ·· 12. pompeii - bastille ·· 13. never let me go- florence + the machine ·· 14. the girl - city and colour ·· 15. little talks - of monsters and men ·· 16. home - edward sharpes & the magnetic zeroes·· 

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koweeda:

I DON’T DO BOYS a playlist dedicated to queer lady love ♥ lots of lesbian songs + female covers + no male pronouns!

senorita - chloe howl | marsh king’s daughter - eisley | lovesong - adele | little numbers - boy | sometime around midnight - virginia speidel | i don’t do boys - elektra | i wouldn’t mind - he is we | heard it on the radio - the bird and the bee | teenage dirtbag - b. p. valenzuela | dont’cha - the internet | girls - daisy clark | do i wanna know? - ms mr | bonfires - blue foundation | valentine - kina grannis | i’m not gonna teach your boyfriend how to dance - kate nash | gravity - sara bareilles | come on petunia - the blow | boomerang - lucy schwartz | i kissed a girl - nathalia g | kind - eisley | glass vase cello case - tattle tale | merry happy - kate nash | ocean avenue - lauren lowther | 1901 - birdy | only straight girls wear dresses - cwa

[ LISTEN ]

koweeda:

I DON’T DO BOYS a playlist dedicated to queer lady love ♥ lots of lesbian songs + female covers + no male pronouns!

senorita - chloe howl | marsh king’s daughter - eisley | lovesong - adele | little numbers - boy | sometime around midnight - virginia speidel | i don’t do boys - elektra | i wouldn’t mind - he is we | heard it on the radio - the bird and the bee | teenage dirtbag - b. p. valenzuela | dont’cha - the internet | girls - daisy clark | do i wanna know? - ms mr | bonfires - blue foundation | valentine - kina grannis | i’m not gonna teach your boyfriend how to dance - kate nash | gravity - sara bareilles | come on petunia - the blow | boomerang - lucy schwartz | i kissed a girl - nathalia g | kind - eisley | glass vase cello case - tattle tale | merry happy - kate nash | ocean avenue - lauren lowther | 1901 - birdy | only straight girls wear dresses - cwa

LISTEN ]

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