Some people may not identify with any of these labels, and that is OK too. It also is possible to not feel any sexual attraction. This sometimes is described as being asexual. Gender identity is your sense of being male, female, or somewhere in between. This identity may or may not correspond to the sex you were assigned at birth. Gender identity is not the same thing as sexual orientation.
What’s in a name? Plenty, if you’re a lesbian or gay parent, says grad-student sociologist
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Sometimes we say words without realizing the impact they may have on others. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Take time to educate yourself about language and histories of oppression. Words that Hurt. Home Get Educated Words that Hurt.
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If your name is not on this list, you might still be queer or gay or bisexual or whatever. This story is gay, just like these stories. I assume everyone did. If you can find a lesbian named Jill in Pond Creek, Oklahoma, you can find a lesbian named Jill anywhere.
Skip navigation! Story from Queer Voices. I'll never forget the first time I sat in a roomful of gay people, not because I finally felt like I was "at home" or "living my authentic self" or anything nearly as heart-warming. I was terrified and, honestly, a bit confused. Since I hadn't told anyone that I was a lesbian yet, we can chalk the terror up to fear that my conservative roommate would figure it out.