L is for LESBIAN

Lesbians are people who identify as female, who are attracted to others who identify as female .

G is for GAY

Although it’s usually used when talking about men, the word gay simply means anyone who’s attracted to people of the same sex as them.


Bisexuals are people who are attracted to both the male and female sex. There’s a huge sliding scale on this one – bisexuals can fancy men a lot and women only a little; they can fancy mostly women but occasionally men. The possibilities are endless!


When a person is transgender it means that they are born a certain sex but identify as a different gender. If you’re born as the gender you identify as, then that’s known as ‘cis’.

Q is for QUEER

Queer is used as a very inclusive term for anyone in the LGBT+ community. Choosing to identify as ‘queer’ can mean individuals don’t have to belong to a more specific category if they aren’t sure of their sexuality/ gender or simply don’t want any other label! Neat.


When someone is intersex it means they are born a certain gender but their sexual or reproductive anatomy is from the opposite sex. For example, someone who was born a woman might have genitalia that looks like a mix of both male and female genitalia… or it could be as unnoticeable as equally male and female chromosomes in their DNA.

A is for ASEXUAL

When a person is asexual it simply means that they aren’t very sexually attracted to either sex and have a generally low level of interest and desire to take part in sexual activities.


When someone is pansexual it means they are attracted to people regardless of their gender. They are attracted to individuals rather than one particular gender or sexuality, and that can be whomever they fancy.

K is for KINK

Kink is about those who have kink fantasies. This could involve BDSM (bondage, discipline and sadomasochism) where sexual fantasies include anything from tying each other up in the bedroom, to altogether more painful activities… If you’ve heard of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, kink is what Mr. Grey is into. No matter what you think of the book (or the film), it certainly raised awareness about the kink community.