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Sexual orientation

bi

adjective

someone who is bi is bisexual (=sexually attracted to both men and women)

bisexual

adjective

sexually attracted to both men and women

bisexual

noun

someone who is bisexual

closeted

adjective

a gay person who is closeted has not said publicly that they are gay

come out

to tell people that you are gay

fag hag

noun

a woman who likes spending time with gay men

gay

adjective

sexually attracted to people of the same sex. This word is mainly used about men.

gay

noun

someone who is sexually attracted to people of the same sex. This word is mainly used about men.

GLBT

abbreviation

gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender

heterosexual

adjective

sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex

heterosexual

noun

someone who is sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex

homoerotic

adjective

involving sexual love between two men or between two women

homosexual

noun

a person who is attracted sexually to people of the same sex. Homosexuals, especially men, are often called gays. Female homosexuals are often called lesbians.

homosexual

adjective

attracted sexually to people of the same sex. In ordinary speech, it is more usual to describe homosexual people as gay.

lesbian

noun

a woman who is sexually attracted to women. You can describe men or women who are sexually attracted to members of the same sex as gay or homosexual.

LGBT

abbreviation

lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender

out

adjective

a gay person who is out has told other people that they are gay

out

verb

to make it publicly known that someone is gay

outing

noun

the act of publicly saying that someone, especially a famous person, is gay, when the person did not want this to be known

the pink dollar

noun

the money spent by gay people as a group

the pink pound

noun

the money spent by gay people as a group

queer

adjective

used in a positive way for referring to people who are gay, bisexual, or transgender, especially by people who are members of these groups

same-sex

adjective

used for referring to sexual relationships involving either two men or two women

sapphic

noun

relating to lesbians

sexuality

noun

sexual orientation

sexual orientation

noun

the state of having sexual relationships with people of one sex rather than the other

Stonewall

a gay bar in New York City where there were protests in 1969 after police entered to search for illegal activity. These events are important because they are considered as the beginning of gay people’s fight for political rights in the U.S.

straight

adjective

someone who is straight is sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex

straight

noun

someone who is attracted to people of the opposite sex

bisexuality

noun

gayness

noun

heterosexuality

noun

homoeroticism

noun

homosexuality

noun

lesbian

adjective

lesbianism

noun

come out of the closet

to say publicly that you are gay

swing both ways

to be bisexual

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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