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Heterosexual

(pronounced – het-er-uh-sek-shoo-uhl | ˌhɛt(ə)rə(ʊ)ˈsɛksjʊ(ə)l)
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A heterosexual individual can be defined as someone who is male or female. Heterosexual people are primarily or exclusively physically attracted to individuals of the opposite sex, such as male-female or female-male. Heterosexual people are also known as straight and form the most significant sexual orientation/identifier globally
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  ABOUT HETEROSEXUALITY

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"Straight people are everywhere!"

DAN SAVAGE
A heterosexual individual can be defined as someone who is male or female. Heterosexual people are primarily or exclusively physically attracted to individuals of the opposite sex, such as male-female or female-male. Heterosexual people are also known as straight and form the most significant sexual orientation/identifier globally.

Other associated sexual identifiers:
  • Ally (pronounced – ei-eye | ˈælaɪ) is not a sexual orientation or identifier, instead is an action or show of support. People that identify as an ally will typically be heterosexual and will show their support through their actions for members of the LGBTQIA+ community

SUMMARY
  • Sexual attraction or desire for the opposite gender or sex
  • Heterosexual people are also known as straight
  • The largest and most accepted sexual orientation or identifier in the world

  STATISTICS

  • Heterosexuals make up the majority of the world’s population, anything from 85%-95% of the world’s population
  • Though allies have existed for a long time, it was during the Stonewall Riots in 1969 that many heterosexual allies came out in support of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • People are more likely to become an ally when someone close to them identifies as LGBTQIA+. According to sociologist Keith Edwards, there are three stages relating to becoming an ally; the first stage is rooted in self-interest (someone close to them identifying as LGBT), the second stage refers to altruism (helping to combat oppression), and the final stage relates to social justice (respect and the desire to create positive change for the oppressed)
  • Straight allies not only help in raising awareness of important issues; however, they have also played a pivotal part in changing public perception and policies on critical LGBTQIA+ related issues
  • Parents of LGBTQIA+ children created an organisation known as PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) which has grown to over 400 chapters across the US
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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

  AWARENESS

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  Symbols & Flags

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  Colours

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LGBTQIA+ COUNTRY & REGION GUIDES

Learn more about this or other countries around the world. With over 234 country and 435 regional guides, Gayther guides provides you with all the information you need when planning your trip. From LGBTQIA+ equality to essential travel information, discover Gayther guides today

  SOCIAL MEDIA & APPS

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  TOP FIVE HASHTAGS

1
#ally
2
#proudally
3
#allylgbtq
4
#lgbtally
5
#straigtbutnotnarrow

  Smartphone Apps

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QueerBFF
QueerBFF
English | Android | IOS
Pride World Media
Pride World Media
English | Android | IOS
PinkNews
PinkNews
English | IOS
Pidi, The number 1 PRIDE Radio
Pidi, The number 1 PRIDE Radio
English | Android | IOS
myGwork - The LGBT Business Community
myGwork – The LGBT Business Community
English | Android | IOS

 Social Media Resources

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DISCOVER HOW WELL THE COMMUNITY ARE TREATED..

From marriages and unions to the decriminalisation of same-sex relationships, discover how well each country treats members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Updated each year, you can learn of the positive and negative developments for every country worldwide. Learn more about LGBTQIA+ Worldwide equality today

  Gayther Resources

  COMMUNITY INSPIRED ARTICLES

GAYTHER AFFINITY

Gayther Affinity is a private platform for the LGBTQIA+ community and their friends. A space that gives you the freedom to be yourself, helping you communicate with and connect to people similar to yourself from around the world and from all age groups and backgrounds. Get involved with groups discussions, ask questions or quickly search for inclusive business, services, and events near you. Gayther Affinity is committed to safeguarding its users. Through a closed network where user registration is required and enforcing block/report policies and functions to stop online abuse. Signup for your free Affinity account today.

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DISCOVER WHICH COUNTRIES LEGALLY RECOGNISE GENDER IDENTITIES...

Gender and body dysmorphia affects many people each year. Many will feel trapped in the wrong body and look to transform their outer appearance to reflect their inner self. For those going through their transition, it is often a challenge and lengthy process. Discover how each country around the world legally acknowledges and treats gender identities

  PUBLIC FIGURES

  HETEROSEXUAL PEOPLE

United States of America (USA)
Cher |  American American Singer, Actress, Television Personality
United States of America (USA)
George Clooney |  American American Actor, Film Director, Producer
United Kingdom (UK)
Jodie Comer |  British English Actress
United Kingdom (UK)
Diana, Princess of Wales |  British Raised awareness for HIV/AIDS
United States of America (USA)
Chris Evans |  American American Actor
United States of America (USA)
Anne Hathaway |  American American Actress
United States of America (USA)
Goldie Hawn |  American American Actress, Producer, Dancer, Singer
United States of America (USA)
Mila Kunis |  American-Ukrainian American Actress
United States of America (USA)
Madonna |  American American Singer-Songwriter, Actress
United States of America (USA)
Amy Schumer |  American American Stand-up Comedian, Actress
All of the people featured within the list are based on those who have shown support in the past or have publicly identified with a specific sexuality, gender identity, or cause. These individuals are featured because they are positive role models for the community and help others come to terms and identify with how they are thinking and feeling. How we identify is personal to us and being featured on this list is by no means meant to out or cause offence. Instead, highlighting exceptional individuals directly linked to the community
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EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE MAKING HISTORY

Over the past 50 years, the LGBTQIA+ global community has seen many positive developments, where the rights and protection for community members have greatly improved. The improvements and changes are a direct result of the exceptional individuals who stood up, often at great personal risk, to fight for and promote community rights. Discover more about some of these exceptional individuals today

  INFORMATION

  TERMS

(literal translations for popular languages)

English
heterosexual
Spanish
heterosexual
French
hétérosexuel
German
heterosexuell
Mandarin
异性 [yìxìng]
Arabic
متباين الجنس
[mutabayin aljins]
Hebrew
הטרוסקסואלית
Hindi
हेटेरोसेक्सयल
Dutch
heterosexual
Portuguese
heterossexual
Russian
гетеросексуальный
[geteroseksual’nyy]
Japanese
異性愛者
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