The purpose of this page is to explain what Stockport Pride mean when we use the term LGBTQ+.
Describes someone who identifies as a woman who is attracted to women. May also describe a non-binary person who is attracted to women.
The term gay describes a person who identifies as a man who is attracted to men. Also some people who identify as women who are attracted to women may use the term gay instead of lesbian. May also be used by non-binary people to define their sexuality.
Bisexual describes a person who is attracted to more than one gender. Bisexual people may also use a number of other terms, such as pansexual or queer.
An umbrella term which describes people whose gender does not match the sex they were assigned at birth.
Sex refers to the biological characteristics that define humans as female or male. These sets of biological characteristics are not mutually exclusive, as some individuals possess both.
Gender is a set of socially constructed ideas about the behaviour, acts or roles that a particular sex performs.
Used by people who wish to reject labels of gender identity, romantic orientation and sexual orientation. It was seen as a negative term, it has been reclaimed by the community. It can also be used as an umbrella term for the whole community.
Describes someone who is exploring their sexuality and/or gender identity.
Plus all other gender, relationship and sexuality diverse people.
If you would like to find out more about the definitions of the community, you can look on Stonewall's Glossary of terms