What is LGBT+?

Lesbian
A lesbian is a term used for a female homosexual; a female who experiences attraction to other females.

Gay
Gay is a term that commonly refers to a male homosexual; a male who experiences attraction to other males. Gay is also a used term for all homosexuals including lesbians.

Bisexual
Bisexuality (sometimes referred to as Pansexual) is an attaction towards both males and females.

Transgender
Transgender is when someones gender identity or does not match their original assigned sex. We run an additional group for Trans young people.

What does the '+' mean?
The '+' can mean many things, these are the main examples:

Pansexual
Pansexuals are "gender-blind", it doesn't matter if their partner is male, female or transgender.

Intersex
Intersex is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn't seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male.

Asexuality (Ace)

People who identify as asexual do not experience sexual desire towards any gender. Asexuality is a spectrum which includes other identities such as grey-A and demisexual under the umbrella known as Ace. As with other sexual orientations, asexuality is not a medical condition.

Romantic Orientations
An individual's romantic orientation usually falls parallel with their sexual orientation (heterosexual/hereromantic etc). People who identify as asexual may often have a romantic orientation. An individual who identifies as aromantic however does not experience romantic attraction to any gender.

Demisexual
Only feels sexual attraction when has a extremely strong emotional connection with someone.

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