Bisexual – physically, romantically and/or emotionally attracted to men and women.
Coming out – people forge a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender identity first to themselves and then may reveal it to others. Publicly identifying one’s orientation may or may not be part of coming out.
Gay - used to refer to a male or female whose sexual orientation is attraction to persons of the same sex and/or gender.
Lesbian - a woman whose enduring physical, romantic and/or emotional attraction is to other women.
Heterosexual – used to describe people whose enduring physical, romantic and/or emotional attraction is to people of the opposite sex. Also known as straight.
Homophobia - used to refer to a range of negative attitudes and feelings towards lesbian, gay and in some cases bisexual, transgender people.
Homosexual - outdated clinical term considered derogatory and offensive by many gay and lesbian people.
Transgender - appearing as, wishing to be considered as, or having undergone surgery to become a member of the opposite sex.