Some Labels to Choose From

Few people would deny that labels can be dangerous when used without good intentions and careful consideration. Yet after all, as explained on our "Reasons to Choose or Not Choose a Label" page, labels are only words—and words when chosen carefully usually do communicate more effectively than silence. The trick is to choose them carefully—or if necessary, to invent your own. To help give you some ideas, we've listed over four hundred labels here.

You will probably dislike a lot of these labels. That's fine—in fact, it's evidence of a discerning taste. We don't expect you to call yourself by all of them; we merely provide them all so you can look through them and try to find at least one that might be useful to you.

Types of Labels

For people attracted to the same sex
For people attracted to the "opposite" sex
For people attracted to multiple sexes
For people attracted to women
For people attracted to men
For gender conforming people
For genderbending or genderbreaking people
For miscellaneous people
For women attracted to women
For women attracted to men
For women attracted to multiple sexes
For masculine women
For transwomen
For men attracted to men
For men attracted to women
For men attracted to multiple sexes
For feminine men
For transmen

Abodi? Absolute invert? AC/DC? Ace-deuce? Adhesive lover? Adventurous heterosexual? Agfay? Agule? Aionolit? Alice? All-rounder? 'Almah? AM/FM? Amative lover? Amazon? Ambidextrous? Ambigendered? Ambisextrous? Ambisexual? Amy-john? Androdyke? Androdyke? Androgyne? Androgynophile? Androgynosexual? Androgynotrope? Androminetophile? Androphile? Androsexual? Androtrope? Angel? Angel food? Angelina? Antiman? Antiwoman? Apache? Arenotelicon? Asexual? Aspiring queer? Aunt Fancy? Auntie Em? Autosexual? B.B.? B.D.? Bade? Badger? Bag? Bagbaru? Basement transvestite? Basha? Battle axe? Batty-boy? Bear? Beldame? Bender? Bent? Berdache? Betty? Bi? Biaxial? Bi-bi baby? Bicameral? Bicha? Bicoastal? Bicycle? Bifunctional? Bigendered? Bilingual? Bimodal? Binomial? Bipe? Biped? Bisensual? Bisexual? Bitch? Bivalent? Bivariate? Bizonal? Bog queen? Boi? Boigl? Bona? Bone smuggler? Boong-moll? Boretto-man? Boy toker? Breeder? Brilliant? Brother-girl? Bruce? Brumaiwi? Brunser? Budli-budli? Buffarilla? Bufty? Bufu? Bulgar? Bulgarian? Bull? Bull bitch? Bull? Bull bitch? Bulldagger? Bulldyke? Bulldyke? Buller? Bunny boy? Butch dyke? Butch grrl? Buttercup? Butterfly boy? Buyazi? Byke? Califia? Capon? Cat? Catamite? Catcher? CD? Cha-cha queen? Charlie? Charlie? Charlotte Ann? Cheerful? Chichi? Chichifo? Chick with dick? Chubby Chaser? Church mouse? Clear? Clone? Closet queen? Clotheshorse? Cofeminator? Collar-and-tie? Comasculator? Congenital invert? Contingent invert? Contrarysexual? Cotquean? Coyote? Cream puff? Creatively gendered? Creatively sexual? Crooked? Cross-dresser? Cuilón? Culero? Curved? Daffodil? Dagger? Daisy? Daisy Duck? Dandy? Dandysette? Dash? Daughter of Bilitis? Derrick? Deviate? Diesel dyke? Diesel dyke? Dike? Dike-nwami? Dioning? Dioningin? Double-jointed? Double-life woman? Double-life man? Drag monarch? Drag queen? Drag butch? Drag king? Drinker from both taps? Duck? Ducky? Ducky? Dunt? Dutch girl? Dyke? Dyke tyke? Dykeosaurus? Dyna? Eerquay? Effie? Ego-dystonic heterosexual? Ego-dystonic homosexual? Elxa? Eonist? Epanga? Ephebophile? Epicene? Equal Opportunity Lover? Etelle? Ethel? Evirationist? Ex-gay? Ex-man? Ex-straight? Ex-woman? F2M? Faddle? Faerie? Fag hag? Fag? Faggot? Fagola? Faigelah? Fairy lady? Fairy? Faka fafini? False transvestite? Family member? Fancy man? Fantail? Faygele? Feigele? Fellow? Female impersonator? Fembo? Feminine impersonator? Feminosexual? Fence-sitter? Finocchio? Flamer? Flaming? Flexible? Flip? Flip-flop? Flit? Flower? Fluff? Fluff? Folle? Foop? Freak? Fribble? Friend of Dorothy's? Frocio? Fruit? Fruit for monkeys? Fruit loop? Fruit plate? Fruitcake? Fruiter? Fruit-fly? FTM? Funny? Gal officer? Galboy? Ganymede? Gay? Gay lady? Gay caballero? Gaybert? Gaycat? Gaychick? Gayola? Gear? Gender dysphoric? Gender euphoric ? Gender outlaw? Gender refusenik? Gender transgressor? Gender trash? Gender variant? Genderbender? Genderbender? Genderbreaker? Genderfree? Genderfucker? Genderqueer? Gentlemiss? Ghoti? Gillette blade? Gina la salsa? Ginger? Ginger beer?

Girlboy? Girljock? Gladys? Goluboy? Gonsel? Goose girl? Goudou? Gougnotte? Greedy? Greek? Green and yellow fellow ? Grim? Grousse? Grrrl? Guevedoche? Gump? Gunzel? Gussie? Gynander? Gynandroid? Gynandromorph? Gynominetophile? Gynophile? Gynosexual? Gynotrope? Hairy fairy? Hairy Mary? Haja? Half-and-half? Handbag boy? Happy? Haricot? Harpy? Hasie? Hatshepsut? Hawk? He Hwa? Heemaneh? Heesh? He-female? Hen? Hen-hussy? Hesexual? He-she? Hem? Hermaphrodite? Hesh? Het? Hetero? Heteroeroticist? Heterogendered? Heterophile? Heterosensual? Heterosexual? Heterosexualist? Heterospiritual? Heterotrope? Heterovestite? Himmer? Hock? Hollywood hustler? Hom? Hommasse? Homo? Homoeroticist? Homogendered? Homophile? Homosensual? Homosexual? Homosexualist? Homospiritual? Homotrope? Homovestite? Hormosexual? Horse's hoof? Hoyden? Huckle? Humangendered? Humansexual? Hundert-funf-und-siebziger? Hwami? Indiscriminate? Indorser? Invert? Invertebrate? Iron? Iron hoof? Isangoma? Isoeroticist? Isophile? Isophyl? Isosexual? It? Jasper? Jessie? Jesuit? Jocker? Joey? John-and-John? Jota? Joto? Juicy fruit? Kamp? Kathoey? Katsotse? Khanith? Ki-ki? King? King Lear? Kinsey six? Kinsey zero? Kinsey three? Kitesha? Knick-knack? Kokwima? Ko'lhamana? Korophile? Koskalaka? Kurami? Kwe'rhaame? Kwol-aatmo? Lacy lad? Lad-lass? Ladyboy? Lady-lover? Latent heterosexual? Latent homosexual? Latent? Lavender? Lavender cowboy? Lemon? Lemonade? Les-be-friends? Lesbian? Lesbianka? Lesbica? Lesbo? Lesbyterian? Leslie? Lezz? Lezzie? Lezzo? Lhamana? Light in the loafers? Lightfoot? Lily? Lipstick butch? Lipstick lesbian? Lizzie? Lollipop? Lumberjack? M2F? M2W? Machera? Macho? Madge-cove? Madge-cull? Makaho? Male impersonator? Malkin? Mama man? Mampala? Mandrake? Mandyke? Mandyke? Manflora? Manhole inspector? Man-identified woman? Man-identified man? Man-lover? Man-loving woman? Man-loving man? Margery? Maricon? Maricona? Mariposa? Mariquita? Mars bar? Mary? Mary Ann? Masculine impersonator? Masculosexual? Maud? May tag? Mayate? Meacock? Member of the choir? Member of the club? Member of the family? Member of the team? Member of the union? Metagendered? Metaphysical? Metasensual? Metasexual? Mietje? Milquetoast? Min? Mince? Minny? Mintie? Minty? Miss It? Miss Thing? Moe? Moffie? Moffie? Mole? Moll? Molly? Molly-mop? Monarch? Moonlighter? Morphodyte? Mo-tho? Moumoune? Mouse? MTF? MTW? Muffet? Multifactorial? Multifunctional? Multigendered? Multilateral? Multilayered? Multilingual? Multimedia? Multinomial? Multipotentiate? Multisensual? Multisexual? Multispectral? Multistage? Multiuser? Multivalent? Multivariate? Mundane? Muscle moll? Muscle Mary? Musical? Muskobanja? Mutarajjulat? Mzili? Nadleehi asdzaan? Nance? Nancy boy? Neither Arthur nor Martha? Nellie? Nervous? Neutrois? Ngochane? Nice enough? Ninauposkitzipspe? No name? Nonconformist? Nondiscriminating? Nondiscriminatory? Nongendered? Non-heterosexual? Non-op transsexual? Nonsexual? Not picky? Ntalha? Nudger? Omi-polone? Omnisexual? One of those? One of us? Open-minded? Oscar? Pandaka? Pangendered?

Pansexual? Pansy? Pantonaluda? Pato? Pédale? Person? Pineapple? Pirujo? Pitcher? Pixie? Platonist? Plugs in both ways? Poggler? Political lesbian? Polone-omi? Polychrome? Polygendered? Polymorph? Polymorphous pervert? Polyphasic? Polysensual? Polysexual? PoMogendered? PoMosexual? Ponce? Poof? Poofter? Poove? Poppa? Posestra? Powder puff? Pre-gay? Pretty-boy? Princess? Psychological hermaphrodite? Psychosexual hermaphrodite? Puff? Punk? Pure silk? Purple? Quaggot? Queen Kong? Queen? Queer? Queer straight? Queer to the queer? Queerer? Quester? Questioner? Questioning? Quiff? Quince? Rabbit? Raleigh bike? Recast? Repressed? Rice queen? Ripe fruit? Rough trade? Royalty? Ruffle? S/he? Sad? Sakwo'mapi akikiwan? Salmacian? Salzikrum? Same Gendered Lover? Sapphist? Sappho? Sarasa? Schwuchtel? Scrat? Screaming queen? Self-owner? Senp'aa? Sergeant? Sexual invert? Sexual outlaw? Sexual disorienter? Sexually disoriented? Sexually independent? Shandy? Shapeshifter? She'chorne? Sheena? Sheep-herder? She-male? Shesexual? Shih-niang? Shim? Shinjuku boy? Shirtlifter? Shiva? Shunter? Sie? Similisexual? Similitrope? Similitrope? Sis? Sissy-boy? Sistagirl? Sister? Sister-boy? Situational heterosexual? Situational homosexual? Situationally sexual? Six? Skippy? Slacks? So? Soapy? Sod? Sodomite? Soft? Song-and-dance? Spiritual hermaphrodite? Spurge? Stoke-on-Trent? Stone butch? Straight? Straight-dresser? Stuffer? Sweet? Sweetie? Swings both ways? Swish? Switch hitter? T*? Taikwahni wa'ippe'? Taikwahni tainnapa'? Takarazuka? Tante? Team player? Teapot? Techno-winkte? Teen queen? Temperamental? TG? Third sex? Thon? Three? Three-dollar bill? Tidda? Tinkerbell? Tom? Tomboy? Tommy? Tommy? Tonk? Tootsie? Tortillero? Tourist? Town shift? Tranny? Trannyboy? Trannychick? Trannydude? Trannyfag? Trannygirl? Trannyguy? Trannyhawk? Trans? Transcatcher? Transcendent? Transchap? Transchaser? Transdame? Transdamsel? Transdude? Transdyke? Transexual? Transfag? Transfan? Transfellow? Transgal? Transgendered? Transgenderist? Transgentleman? Transguy? Transhag? Translady? Transman? Transsexual? Transsexualist? Transvestite? Transwoman? Tribade? Tribadist? Triss? Trizz? Truck dyke? Tryke? Trysexual? TS? Turk? Tutti-frutti? TV? Twink? Twinkie? Twixter? Two-spirit? Ubhatobyanjanaka? Uelscratta? Undercover man? Unhappy? Unman? Unpredictable? Unwoman? Uphill gardener? Uraniad? Uranian? Uranodioning? Uranodioningin? Urning? Urningin? Usher? Variant? Versatile? Vertebrate? Viado? Virago? Vot? Vrille? W2M? Waeponwifestre? Waffle? Wakashu? Walevi? Warhameh? Warharmi? Warme Schwester? Warmer Brüder? Wasaga? Wasagaji? Weekend warrior? Wicker? Wikami? Winkte? Winkte winyan? Wiya numpa? Wizbit? Wobo? Wolf? Woman-identified woman? Woman-lover? Woman-loving woman? Woman-loving man? Womyn-identified womyn? Womyn-loving womyn? Wonk? Woodworker? Woofter? Woolly-woofter? Wor sitabane? WTM? Xanith? X-dresser? XDR? Yaika bonsango? Yin-yang? Yonic man? Yo-yo? Zami? Zero? Zwischenstufer?

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