Heterosexual / Straight
Attraction between two people of the opposite sex on various levels (emotionally, physically, intellectually, spiritually, and sexually) where the sex of the attracted person is the key to the attraction.
How people experience and express themselves as sexual beings, within the concepts of biological sex, gender identity and presentation, attractions and practices. Culture and religion have a huge impact on how individuals see themselves as sexual beings, especially within relations of power.
A biological construct of a human being. "What's in the pants?" Male genitals - penis, testes, testosterone and genetic make-up and females- breasts, vagina, oestrogen, progesterone and genetic make-up.
Men who have sex with men. A sexual practice irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity. An MSM can be hetero-, bi-,homosexual or trans. This term is more technical and is not necessarily an identity.
MTF/ TRANS WOMAN
A transwoman, or male-to-female, starts her life with a male body, but her gender identity is female. Always use female pronouns in reference.
A female sexual identity and orientation which is an attraction between two females on various levels (emotionally, physically, intellectually, spiritually, and sexually).
Born with ambiguous genitalia, or sex organs that are not clearly distinguished as female or male.
The basic rights and freedoms that all people are entitled to regardless of nationality, sex, age, nationality or ethnic origin, race, religion, language, or other status. The other status refers to e.g. a person's HIV status. Sexual orientation and gender identity are also basic human rights. Internalised homophobia When a homosexual individual internalises (make it their own) the shame and hatred projected onto gays and lesbians by a homophobic society.
Attraction between two people of the same sex on various levels (emotionally, physically, intellectually, spiritually, and sexually) where the sex of the attracted person is the key to the attraction.
Prejudice against people of diverse sexual identities
Irrational fear of homosexual feelings, thoughts, behaviours, or people and an undervaluing of homosexual identities resulting in prejudice, discrimination and bias against homosexual individuals.
Socially constructed or learned behaviors that condition activities, tasks, and responsibilities viewed within a given society as "masculine" or "feminine".