LGBTQ+/MOGII Glossary

List of Identities

Spectrum Explanation Written by
Gender a person who feels they do not have a particular gender, sometimes also called genderless, neutrois, or gender neutral TaranWanderer
Gender a person who have the physical characterstics of both male and female Akshita0612
Gender a subset of agender, in which the person’s identity is not just genderless, but completely outside and removed from the concept of gender TaranWanderer
Gender a nonbinary identity that isn’t male or female or anything inbetween specifically, but the person still has a specific feeling of gender within themselves. TaranWanderer
Gender a person’s sense of their gender encompasses 2 genders, either simultaneously or distinct from each other TaranWanderer
Gender it refers to a person who identifes as masculine be it emotionally, physically or mentally. This is often used by lesbians (and should only be used if the person themselves uses it, as it can often be used as a derogatory term for lesbians) Akshita0612
Gender a person whose base gender is agender, but it can fluctuate and change from this, however always coming back to the baseline of agender TaranWanderer
Gender a person whose gender identity matches what they were assigned to at birth TaranWanderer
Gender (type of demigender) a person that is leaning to the masculine side, but does not feel comfortable being fully considered male or all that it entails TaranWanderer
Gender nonbinary identities that have a partial connection to another gender, feeling partially but not wholly as one gender TaranWanderer
Gender (type of demigender) a person that is leaning to the feminine side, but does not feel comfortable being fully considered female or all that it entails TaranWanderer
Gender when a person’s gender changes and fluctuates, but only within a certain area (eg. only fluid in feminine genders). A subset of genderflux/genderfluid TaranWanderer
Gender a person who was assigned female at birth, but identifies as male. TaranWanderer
Gender a nonbinary gender that is feminine in nature TaranWanderer
Gender A mixture of genderfluid and genderflux, where the experience of gender both changes in intensity, as well as between different genders TaranWanderer
Gender when your gender does not feel fixed, but instead can change and fluctuate, gender that’s fluid TaranWanderer
Gender when gender intensifies over time, where the identities themselves don’t change, but the strength which the person feels them does TaranWanderer
Gender a person whose gender does not conform to the typical binary of gender, another term that can either be an identity itself, or an umbrella term (interchangeable with nonbinary umbrella term) TaranWanderer
Gender A person whose sex chromosomes or outward development of sex characteristics does not conform to the typical male or female biology. Someone who is intersex may also have a separate gender identity, which can be anything (since biology does not dictate gender identity) TaranWanderer
Gender a person who was assigned male at birth, but identifies as female. TaranWanderer
Gender a nonbinary gender that is masculine in nature TaranWanderer
Gender a non-binary identity, often used in reference to feeling a neutral or null gender TaranWanderer
Gender any identity that is outside the binary (male and female) of gender. It can be an identity itself, or used as an umbrella term for many identities that simply lay outside the binary TaranWanderer
Gender a person who feels they are all genders; interchangable with pangender TaranWanderer
Gender a person who feels they are all genders; interchangable with omnigender TaranWanderer
Gender a person’s sense of their gender encompasses several but not all genders, either simultaneously or distinct from each other TaranWanderer
Gender when the idea and concept of gender in inapplicable or nonsensical to a person’s identity TaranWanderer
Gender genders that are specific to cultures around the world that do not fall under the very Western idea of the gender binary. They may or may not see themselves as ‘transgender’, but are unique in their culture and typically take on the roles of all genders in the society, as well as a spiritual role. All are very important and deeply tied to the cultures, and not an identity that people outside these cultures can have. Example: Two-Spirit is specific to North American Indigenous cultures TaranWanderer
Gender An umbrella term for the transgender community (aka all non-cis genders), but may also be used as a short form for transgender's specific usage (mtf/ftm) TaranWanderer
Gender Also an umbrella term for the transgender spectrum, used by some to state their gender in broad terms. Debateable of whether it's inclusive or divides the trans community, so only use it if you identify that way, or for someone who you know identifies using it. TaranWanderer
Gender when someone identifies more on the feminine side of the spectrum rather than the masculine. Can include mtf, demigirl, or genderflux/fluid/multigender/nonbinary when feelings are stronger towards the feminine side, or just be an identity itself TaranWanderer
Gender A term that can both be a specific and an umbrella term. In general, relates to people whose gender identity does not match what was assigned to them at birth. In specific usage, it can refer to people who identify as a binary gender which is different from what they were assigned to, such as male-to-female and female-to-male. Trans individuals may or may not undergo physical transition. TaranWanderer
Gender when someone identifies more on the masculine side of the spectrum rather than the feminine. Can include ftm, demiboy, or genderflux/fluid/multigender/nonbinary when feelings are stronger towards the masculine side, or just be an identity itself TaranWanderer
Gender a mostly discontinued term for a person whose gender is different from the one assigned to them at birth, and they undergo physical transition. Should only be used when someone uses it for themselves, as it is not typically considered polite otherwise. Mostly replaced by "transgender" TaranWanderer
Gender a person’s sense of their gender encompasses 3 genders, either simultaneously or distinct from each other TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation a person whose sexual orientation flunctuates between different orientations; when someone's sexuality is very fluid and can change rapidly. TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation sexual attraction to masculinity and/or masculine features TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation a person who doesn't feel any sexual attraction to any person of any gender TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation when there is a disconnection between oneself and sexual target of arousal (eg. having fantasies or feeling aroused from erotica, but wouldn't want to actually participate in reality) TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation someone who can feel sexual attraction to more than one gender, typically male and female but not restricted to this. Some use this term to refer to attraction to two genders, while others use it to simply mean more than one TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation a person who wants a sexual relationship but doesn't experience sexual attraction. More about pleasure rather than attraction TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation when sexual attraction is only felt after developing a close bond or emotional connection to another person TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation when sexual attraction is felt after initially meeting someone and can fade after developing a bond. Seen as the opposite of demisexual TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation someone who only experiences sexual attraction sometimes and/or in special circumstances, aka the “gray area” between sexual and asexual. TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation sexual attraction to femininity and/or feminine features TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation when someone feels sexual attraction to others who identify as the "opposite" gender that they do TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation when someone feels sexual attractions to others who identify as the same gender that they do. Can either be used as a general term, or refer to the male version (aka a male who is sexually attracted to males, which is interchangeable with gay) TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation the female version of homosexual, a girl who is sexually attracted to girls TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation can feel sexual attraction, but loses interest if it's ever acted upon. Up until anything is actually reciprocated, the attraction continues TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation A person who feels sexual attraction to people of all genders; can be interchangeable with pansexual, up to personal preference TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation A person who feels sexual attraction to people of all genders; can be interchangeable with omnisexual, up to personal preference TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation when someone feels an interest/desire to perform se*ual acts on someone, but feels no desire to receive such acts themselves (more about action than attraction) TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation when a person is comfortable having more than one partner, whether intimate or romantic or any combination. These relationships can be open and flexible, or closed to just those involved. Built on mutual respect and trust to all involved TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation when someone can feel attraction to multiple genders, but not all TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation A broad term used by some to indicate that they belong to the lgbtq+ community without committing to or specifying a certain label. Should only be used by a person themselves, or if you know the person uses this term for themselves (otherwise it may be offensive) TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation used when someone is unsure of either if they belong to the lgbtq+ community, or just unsure exactly their identity within this community TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation sexual attraction to intellect, may just be a subset of another sexuality (eg. attraction to intellect only confined to one gender) TaranWanderer
Sexual Orientation sexual attraction to non-binary individuals, or to any non-cis gender TaranWanderer

LGBTQ+/MOGII Relevant Terms

Term Description
LGBTQ+ an acronym to refer to this whole community. Stands for "Lesbain, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and more" has many different forms, such as "LGBT" and "LGBTQIA"
MOGII/MOGAI another acronym to refer to this whole community, both stand for "Marginalized Orientations, Gender Identities, and Intersex"
GSRM another acronym to refer to this whole community, stands for "Gender, Sexual, and Romantic Minorities"
Binding the process of flattening one's chest with the use of an elastic material (usually called a "binder")
Packing using an item to create the appearance and/or feeling of a bulge in one's pants, usually to give a more masculine look 
wlw/mlm woman-loving-woman/man-loving-man, used to refer to a specific set of attraction, while being inclusive to homosexual, bisexual, pansexual and omnisexual identities
Dead-name refers to the name someone was given at birth, that they no longer use
Neutral Pronouns pronouns used in a singluar sense, without referencing any gender. Common examples are they/them, xie/xir, hir/zie
AFAB/AMAB "assigned female at birth" and "assigned male at birth", a way to refer to the gender you were assigned and/or raised as, which is inclusive to the intersex community and takes into account the difference between sex and gender
Social Transition the process of changing the way your gender is perceived in a social circumstance, such as using new pronouns, a new name, dressing differently
Physical Transition the process of changing physical characteristics, such as through hormones or surgery, to express your gender identity

Big DONT's

DON'T Instead...
say "transgendered" use "transgender"
say "tranny", "he-she" "it" use words like "trans" or "transgender person" or use the correct pronouns
say "transgenders" or "a transgender" simply say "transgender people" or "a transgender person"
say "transgenderism" use terms like "being transgender" or "the transgender community"
say "sex change" use "gender reassignment/confirmation surgery" or more simply "transition"
ask about someone's genitals or "if they've had the surgery" keep this private, and let them discuss if they choose to
ask what someone's "real name" is
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