What it is not…

Hello people! Today we are going to have a class about some basics of LGBTIQA community. This is a learning session. I know I’m not the best teacher so if you think I have said anything wrong and you have a better knowledge, please share it with us OK?

In this class, I’m going to tell you about some common terms of the community and I’ll try to help you break the stereotypes in your head.

1) Gay:

• What does it mean:
A man who is sexually interested in another man.
• What does it not mean:
A man interested in being a woman only.

2) Top:

• What does it mean:
A man who likes to fuck another man.
• What does it not mean:
A masculine man who is not interested in dicks but holes only.

3) Bottom:

• What does it mean:
A man who likes to get fucked by a man.
• What does it not mean:
An effeminate guy interested in dressing up like a woman.

4) Pure Top:

• What does it mean:
A myth, as there is no purity measure made and its just new age term people came up with to express they cannot take the penis in.
• What does it not mean:
A “straight acting” guy who is not interested in dicks.

5) Power Bottom:

• What does it mean:
Another new age term to express that a man cannot put his penis in any hole and will rather have a penis penetrating him.
• What does it not mean:
An effeminate guy interested in dressing up like a woman and only likes pink.

6) Lesbian:

• What does it mean:
A woman who is sexually attracted  towards another woman.
• What does it not mean:
A woman who is interested in wearing manly clothes and loves to fight only.

7) Butch:

• What does it mean:
A woman who prefers to take control of her woman in bed.
• What does it not mean:
A man trapped in a woman’s body.

8) Femme:

• What does it mean:
A woman who prefers her woman to take control of her in bed.
• What does it not mean:
A straight woman because she is not boyish.

9) Bisexual:

• What does it mean:
A man or a woman who is sexually attracted towards opposite as well as same sex humans.
• What does it not mean:
A sex freak, confused, promiscuous person.

10) Bicurious:

• What does it mean:
A person who is sure that they are attracted towards a particular sex but don’t mind trying it with other sex as well.
• What does it not mean:
A straight person who is being corrupted by LGBT community.

11) Pansexual:

• What does it mean:
A person who does not mind having sex with a man or a woman or a trans person as long as they are humans and can sexually attract them.
• What does it not mean:
A sex toy, slut, whore, 24*7 available.

12) Transgender:

• What does it mean:
A person born with a particular sex but they identify themselves from opposite gender.
• What does it not mean:
A person from Hijra community.

13) Transsexual:

• What does it mean:
A person who strongly believes that they are born in a wrong body and would prefer to get their anatomy transformed surgically, if given the opportunity.
• What does it not mean:
A person wants to undergo sex change operation because they are homosexual and want to get married.

14) Trans-man:

What does it mean:
A woman who has undergone a surgery to transform from a woman to a man.
• What does it not mean:
He was a woman so its OK to address them with feminine pronouns.

15) Trans-woman:

• What does it mean:
A man who has underdone a surgery to become a woman.
• What does it not mean:
She was a man so its OK to address them with masculine pronouns.

16) Intersex:

• What does it mean:
A person born with anatomy which is a combination of both the sexes (like breasts and penis or no breasts with vagina). This community is popularly known as Hijra community.
• What does it not mean:
Abnormal people who are good in taking money and sex work only, a laughing stock, low class, unrespectable humans.

17) Asexual:

What does it mean:
A person who is not interested in physical intimacy with another human because there are other better things that they find orgasmic.
What does it not mean:
They need Viagra or any such substance to have sex, they are impotent.

18) Queer:

• What does it mean:
A person who dares to defy the heretonormative society and make their own life.
• What does it not mean:
Gay, faggot, sex freak, lesbo, tranny, etc.

19) Cross-dressers:

• What does it mean:
A person who belongs to a particular sex but prefers to dress up to look like a person from opposite sex.
• What does it not mean:
Transgender, hijra, bottom, creep.

20) Androgyne:

• What does it mean:
A person whose sense of fashion uses a combination from both the sexes and does not fit in any particular box of categories.
• What does it not mean:
Transgender, eunuch, hijra, effeminate, bottom.

Why am I sharing this knowledge? Well, ask yourself, do you get offended if someone unknown calls you by an opposite gender? If you do, then you should know how to not offend someone else by calling them something that they are not.

If you don’t get offended then great. Because for you everyone is a human being in the end but still, you don’t know whether the other person will take any offence or not. So better be aware.

I hope you’ll find this informative. If you want to add or modify something, do post it in the comments. Thanks.

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