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  • What does straight mean?

    Straight is a colloquial term used to describe heterosexual people.
  • What do she / her / hers pronouns mean?

    “She / Her / Hers” is a set of gender-specific pronouns used to refer to women or girls.

  • What does sexual-ish mean?

    Sexual-ish refers to a “grey” spectrum of sexuality that lies between asexuality and sexuality. A person on this spectrum may experience sexual attraction on occasion or only towards specific people (e.g. people they’re in a romantic relationship with). People in this spectrum are known as “grey- A”, “grey ace”, “grace”, “semisexual”, “asexual-ish” or “sexual-ish”. 
  • What's the difference between sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression?

    A person’s sexual orientation refers to how they’re romantically, emotionally, and/or sexually attracted or not attracted to others.
  • What does sexual orientation mean?

    A person’s sexual orientation refers to their enduring romantic, emotional, and/or sexual attraction or non-attraction to other people. 
  • What is sexism?

    Sexism refers to a prejudice, hatred, or hostility towards people based on their sex. Because the male sex is the socioeconomically advantaged sex, sexism often unfairly disadvantages women.
  • What is sex reassignment surgery?

    Sex reassignment surgery refers to the surgical alteration of a person’s sex, which can form a part of a trans person’s transition process. 
  • What does sex mean?

    Sex refers to a medical categorisation of a person, often based on their anatomical, chromosomal or other biological characteristics. Known sexes include male, female and intersex.
  • What does questioning mean?

    Questioning refers to the process of exploring one’s sexual orientationgender identity, and/ or gender expression
  • What does queer mean?

    The word “queer” is an umbrella term for sexually and gender diverse people, often adopted by those who are non-heterosexual or non-cisgender.
  • What do romantic, emotional, and sexual attractions mean?

    Romantic attraction refers to the desire to engage in romantic behaviours with another person, like dating, having a relationship, getting married, etc.
  • What do pronouns mean?

    Pronouns are nouns that are used to refer to other people, like “he / him / his”, “she / her / hers”, “they / them / theirs” etc. Some languages (like English) have gender-specific pronouns (he/she) that can cause misgendering. Other languages have completely gender neutral pronouns (e.g. Malay), or gender neutral pronouns in spoken form (e.g. Chinese).