Words are often misused or overused, which can cause confusion over their real meaning.
This glossary is compiled from today's leading reputable dictionaries.
Woman: adult female human
Man: adult male human
Male: of or denoting the sex that produces small, typically motile gametes, especially spermatozoa, with which a female may be fertilized or inseminated to produce offspring.
Female: of or denoting the sex that can bear offspring or produce eggs, distinguished biologically by the production of gametes (ova) which can be fertilized by male gametes.
Homosexual: sexually attracted to people of one's own sex.
Heterosexual: sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex.
Bisexual: sexually attracted not exclusively to people of one particular sex; attracted to both men and women.
Gay: male homosexual
Lesbian: female homosexual
Gender: Gender is defined as the socially constructed roles and behaviours that a society typically associates with males and females
Sex: either of the two categories (male and female) into which humans and most other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions
Misogyny: dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.
Homophobia: irrational dislike of or prejudice against homosexual people
Autogynephilia (AGP): a male's propensity to be sexually aroused by the thought of himself as a female
Gender Dysphoria: the mental condition of feeling one's emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one's biological sex.
Rapid onset gender dysphoria (ROGD): children who suddenly—seemingly out of the blue—decided they identify strongly with the opposite sex.