People may use different terms to describe their sexual orientation. If you don’t understand, ask the person what that term means to them (e.g., pansexual, demisexual, omnisexual).
You might also hear the word ally when people talk about sexual orientation. An ally is a person who advocates for human rights of sexual and gender-diverse people by challenging discrimination and heterosexism.
Current as of: August 1, 2016
Author: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Alberta Health Services