||Is a person whose gender identity matches the gender assigned to them at birth.
||Referring to intimate (a close romantic though not necessarily sexual) relationships with partners or ex-partners including marriage, defacto partnership, boyfriend/girlfriend, lover/s and ‘friends with benefits’.
||A broader term which extends the types of relationships to include parents and children, extended family (uncles, aunts, grandparents, cousins, mob), carer, housemates and ‘chosen family’. Many people in our communities have a ‘chosen family’ especially if they split with their family over their sexuality, gender, identity or lifestyle.
||Gender diverse is an umbrella term that acknowledges the different ways that people may identify their gender as, for example, gender-fluid, non-gendered or gender-queer.
||A system of attitudes and bias which favours heterosexuality (opposite-sex desire and relationships). It can include the presumption that other people are heterosexual or that opposite-sex attractions and relationships are the norm and therefore superior.
||Not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity. ‘Bi’ in ‘bisexual’ traditionally means ‘two’ which can be misleading and emphasises that gender is a binary construct, therefore people who identify as pansexual highlight an attraction to a variety of genders.
||Partners is inclusive of a variety of relationship types, it can include monogamous relationships, polyamorous relationships, non-monogamous relationships and is non-gendered.
||Is an acronym used throughout this site, it stands for trans and gender diverse.