Sexuality and gender - aren’t they the same thing?

Often people get sexuality and gender muddled up. They are quite separate: who we find attractive and how we identify as a person. The confusion often comes from the fact that your sexuality is ‘labelled’ based on your gender and the gender of the person you find attractive.

A woman who finds other women attractive is referred to as a lesbian


BUT, if that female subsequently came out as transgender and now identifies as a man…it changes the way we label their sexuality.       

They identify as a man, but they would still find women attractive, so they would be described as straight.

Further information

If you would like to explore biological sex and gender identity further click here for our useful websites page with details of sites exploring biological sex and gender, sexuality and gender and terminology

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