Sex: Refers to a person's biological status and is typically categorized as male, female, or intersex.
Intersex: An individual born with ambiguous genitalia and/or x/y chromosomes.
Sexual Orientation: The preferred term used when referring to an individual's physical, emotional, and romantic attraction to another person.
Straight: An individual who is sexually and romantically attracted to those of the opposite gender.
Gay: A male who is sexually and romantically attracted to other males.
Lesbian: A female who is sexually and romantically attracted to other females.
Bisexual: An individual who is sexually and romantically attracted to individuals of both their own gender and another gender.
Asexual: An individual who does not experience sexual attraction, but does experience romantic attraction.
Grey-Asexual: An individual who rarely experiences sexual attraction but does not fully fall into the categories of asexual or demisexual.
Pansexual: An individual who is sexually and romantically attracted to another person regardless of gender identity.
Demisexual: An individual who does not experience sexual attraction until a strong romantic attraction occurs. Not to be confused with those who only have sexual relations in a committed relationship.
Polysexual: An individual who is sexually and romantically attracted to multiple genders.
Questioning: The process of exploring and discovering one's sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or romantic orientation.
Ally: An individual who supports and advocates for the rights of the queer community. Although the term ally typically refers to "straight allies", Lambda Delta Xi uses the term in an inclusive way. Anyone can be an ally to another group within the queer community.
Polyamorous: The state of having multiple sexually or romantically committed relationships at a time, with the consent of all those involved.