Activity 1: Handout 2


Gay Lesbian Queer
Bisexual Transgender Homophobia
Heterosexism Biological Sex Gender Identity
A person attracted physically and emotionally to some persons of the same sex. Usually used to describe me. A woman attracted physically and emotionally to other women. An individual's innermost concept of self as "male" or "female". Most people develop a gender identity aligning with their biological sex. For some, however, their gender identity is different from their biological sex. We sometimes call these people transsexuals, some of whom hormonally and/or surgically change their sex to more fully match their gender identity.
Differing from the heterosexual norm. Although sometimes used in a derogatory sense, the word is also used without any negative intentions in colloquial and academic settings as an umbrella term to describe gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender persons. A person attracted physically and emotionally to some men and some women. A broad term used to describe individuals whose gender identity and expression, when measured against conventional notions of sexuality and gender, do not correspond to their genetic sex.
A fear or hatred of homosexuality, especially of others but also in oneself. An overt or implied bias against homosexuality This can be considered as our "packaging" is determined by our chromosomes, our hormones, and our internal and external genitalia. Some people can be defined as intersexuals born with ciological aspects of both sexes to varying degrees. So, in actuality, there are more than two sexes.