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Sexuality

(pronounced – sek-shoo-a-luh-tee | ˌsɛkʃʊˈæləti)
Section providing links, descriptions and information relating to sexualities
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Welcome to the pride in sexualities series at Gayther. A series dedicated to helping people discover more about sexualities and those who identify to take pride and learn more about their unique identity. Each series is packed full of information, including well-known and notable people, key facts, and highlighting the wide range of resources available
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ALL SEXUALITIES

EXCEPTIONAL AND DIVERSE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY

Learn more about the exceptional and diverse global LGBTQIA+ community. Discover interesting facts, join in the fun with interactive games, learn more about the exceptional pioneers and advocates and take pride in all of the sexualities, gender identities and special groups. Discover all things LGBTQIA+ with Gayther today
  ABOUT SEXUALITY
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More about sexuality?
The dictionary defines it as “a person’s ability to experience or express sexual feeling”, but what does that actually mean? Sexuality is more than a feeling; it physically affects our bodies, and who we find attractive will be different for every person. To understand it better, we will group it into two distinct categories, attraction and emotions.

ATTRACTION
Sexual attraction is based on an individual’s likes and dislikes, which are frequently in play when they meet new people. Sexual attraction or arousal releases high dopamine levels (the feel-good neurotransmitter). At the same time, we also release hormones known as norepinephrine (associated with the fight or flight response), making us feel full of energy and happy. The level of attraction will likely rely on a person’s senses, feeling attraction given the way a person smells. As well as their physical appearance, how they sound and even how well they kiss. There are no rules of attraction, as attraction and arousal are unique to each person and can include one or many factors.

EMOTIONS
Unlike attraction, emotion is more about creating close connections or bonds with people. When we form close relationships and love a person, it often physically changes a person. Usually, making them feel happier and full of energy, increases creativity and helps to make them feel validated. Some may create special bonds once there is a physical attraction, while others only feel attraction once they have formed a bond or piqued their interest.

Sexuality is both attraction and emotional but is not always balanced or equal. Who we love and why we have feelings for them will depend on the person. When it occurs, it changes the way we think and feel
  DEMYSTIFYING
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Sexualities Demystifying - More Now
More now than ever before

No, just more people having the freedom to be themselves. The more accepting society is, the more people are honest about their sexuality. LGBTQIA+ is not a new thing, gay people have been around for thousands of years, and though the struggle has been challenging, many countries around the world have become much more accepting, giving people the freedom to be themselves

Sexualities Demystifying - Deviant Free
Deviant-free

Members of the LGBTQIA+ Community are not deviants. The word deviant is used to describe a person that acts in a way that is different from the accepted social and sexual standards. People from the LGBTQIA+ Community want the same thing as everyone else. To be loved and the freedom to be themselves. All of which in the 21st century, by the majority of people, are considered normal and socially acceptable

Sexualities Demystifying - Not Talking
Not talking will change the outcome

It has not worked for thousands of years. People, especially parents, have the right to choose how to bring up their children. Not talking about LGTBQIA+ related matters does not stop people growing up from identifying as LGBTQIA+; instead, it just makes their challenge of understanding and acceptance much more difficult

Sexualities Demystifying - Equality
Equality means the same

Members of the LGBTQIA+ Community are looking to be treated the same as everyone else. Equality does not mean being treated differently but having the same rights and protections under the law. Achieving equality is a slow process, and whilst countries and societies adjust, anti-discrimination laws are put in place to protect those most vulnerable to abuse

Sexualities Demystifying - Someone to Blame
Someone is to blame

No one is to blame, as it is just part of who they are. The LGBTQIA+ Community is diverse and is made up of people from all walks of life. From masculine to feminine, athletic to creative, a vast collection of people identifies as LGBTQIA+. Identifying as they do regardless of their upbringing or exposure to gender stereotypes

Sexualities Demystifying - It is a choice
It is a choice
No, the only choice LGBTQIA+ members make is whether to accept who they are or to live a lie. Pretending to be something that that they are not, suppressing how they think or feel for the sake of fitting in or for fear of persecution

LGBTQIA+ COUNTRY & REGION GUIDES

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  ABOUT THE PRIDE IN SERIES
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The pride-in series is primarily about showcasing the exceptional groups and people that make up the global LGBTQIA+ community. Taking pride is about educating and sharing information about the various identities, sexualities and special groups. It is a platform that showcases and highlights the groups of individuals that make up the global community and hopefully helps people feel pride. Experiences and treatments will vary for people from different groups within the international community.

Many will share similarities and even unite within the common cause for equality and legal recognition. However, how a person chooses to identity can be very different depending on the country, society and culture that they live within. The pride-in series will help them connect with their community and provide many reasons to be proud, regardless of how they choose to identify or love. Whether a person is straight, gay, transgender or cisgender, the pride-in series is for everyone and highlights that we are all unique and special.

Acceptance and coming to terms with how a person chooses to identify or love, especially accepting it themselves, is hard. The process of self-discovery and acceptance is often the most significant and challenging step for anyone from the LGBTQIA+ community. The acceptance process can be complex and can be made worse when we might not be able to connect with or identify others similar to ourselves. Failing to find positive representation can make a person feel disconnected, alone and isolated.

The reality is that once a person is aware that there are others out there who think and feel as they do, even in part, it can be liberating. Often, it will help them feel represented and reassure them that they are not alone. No one is the same, and if a person cannot identify with a group, it does not mean that there are not others out there that think and feel in a similar way to them. Sexualities, identities, age, and circumstances are not always easy to group, define, or even be fluid.

Being different from the majority is not always easy. Understanding and accepting who they are often takes immense courage, especially given the risks many will likely face. Positive representation and education can help, giving them a platform to take pride in who they will or have become. There is no right or wrong, normal or different, just unique people with common goals and with aspirations to be free, loved, and safe.

Learn more about the extensive resources available on Gayther, taking pride in all of the groups that form the global community, including those from conventional identities and sexualities. Ultimately, remembering that we are all unique and special and how we identify and choose to love is part but not the only thing that defines who we are as individuals. Love is love, and accepting those different to us is crucial in a free and fair society.
GAYTHER AFFINITY

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