Terminology and Definitions
A note about these definitions:
These definitions are taken, compiled and adapted from various online resources and combined with the Terminology Sheet created by Eli R. Green (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eric N. Peterson at the LGBT Resource Center at UC Riverside 2003-2004. We have done our best to represent the most popular uses of the terms listed; however there may be some variation in definitions depending on geographical location. Please note that each person who uses any or all of these terms does so in unique ways (especially terms that are used in the context of an identity label). If you do not understand the context in which a person is using one of these terms, it is always appropriate to ask. This is especially recommended when using terms that we have noted that can have a derogatory connotation.