I saw an interesting video a few days ago on YouTube. I think this meshes well with the appeals court overturning of DOMA (again).
It’s interesting using the right nouns for the right concepts.
Sex: The bits you were born with between your legs. This is the biological male-ness or female-ness that you have.
Gender: What you feel you are between your ears.
Orientation (physical): The gender or sex you want to get with between the sheets.
Orientation (romantic): The gender or sex you want to grow old with.
Sexual behavior: How you deal with other people in sexual situations.
Gender role: What society thinks you should do.
I think the video put it quite well: all exist in a continuum both in how you feel and how strongly you feel it.
Six dimensions, each with two axis.
12 degrees of freedom.
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Humanity is so rich not because we are all the same, but because we are all different!