¿Que significa la palabra gay?

Gay is used here as a term that includes gay men, lesbian women, bisexuals, transgender people, and queer.

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What Does Gay Mean?

What Does Gay Mean?

THE SHORT ANSWER

On this site we use the term “gay” as an umbrella word that includes: Bisexual people, Transgender people, Queer/Non-binary people, Lesbian/homosexual women, Gay/homosexual men.

We all have a sexual orientation; our emotional, physical or sexual attraction to another person; whether of the opposite sex or the same sex.  Common labels are: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Heterosexual.

We all have a gender identity; how we feel internally about ourselves, as female, male, neither or both.  Common labels are: Transgender, Cisgender, Queer/Non-Binary.

INTRODUCTION TO SEXUAL ORIENTATION

     Gay is also used here as a term for homosexual.

     Straight is used here as a term for heterosexual.

     Sexual orientation:

            Heterosexual/straight = attraction to opposite sex,

            Homosexual/gay = attraction to same sex 

     About half of all people are attracted to males and about half are attracted to females. Most females are attracted to males, but not all. About 91% of all females are attracted to males. About 9% (+- 4% margin of error) of all females are attracted to females. Females who are attracted to males are called heterosexual, or straight. Females who are attracted to females are called gay women, or lesbian.

     Most males are attracted to females, but not all. About 91% of all males are attracted to females. About 9% (+- 4% margin of error) of all males are attracted to males. Males who are attracted to females are called heterosexual, or straight. Males who are attracted to males are called gay men or gay.