Glossary

ally n. Colloquial term that describes a heterosexual person who supports equal civil rights, gender equality, and LGBT social movements.
 
bisexual adj. Sexually attracted by both sexes, -n. one that is bisexual.
 
GLBT acronym Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender
 
GLOBE acronym Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Employees
 
gay adj. Of, for or relating to homosexuals, -n. a homosexual male.
 
LGBT acronym Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender
 
lesbian adj. Of homosexuality between women, -n. a homosexual female.
 
lifestyle n. The consistent, integrated way of life of an individual as typified by his or her manner, attitudes, possessions, etc. Incorrectly used in, "gay lifestyle", since there is no single lifestyle for gay or straight individuals.
 
sexual orientation n. The direction of one's sexual interest toward member of the same, opposite or both sexes, especially a direction seen to be dictated by physiologic rather than socialogic forces. Replaces the term sexual preference in most contemporary uses.
 
straight adj. Of, for or relating to heterosexuals, -n. a heterosexual.
 
transgender n. A biological male or female self-identifying as the opposite sex, either pre-operative or post-operative.