Tom

Tom

Tom is a cisgender bisexual man and retired financial advisor. He is currently working as a lecturer at a prominent college. He and his wife have been married for 28 years and are the proud parents of two adult gay sons.

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Myths vs Facts

Sexual orientation is the same as sexual attraction.

Myth

Sexual orientation is the same as sexual attraction.

A person’s sexual orientation is defined by many factors, including their sexual and romantic attractions, their behavior and their personal identity.

Learn more about sexual orientation.

Sexual orientations are easily categorized. You’re either gay or straight.

Myth

Sexual orientations are easily categorized. You’re either gay or straight.

Studies going back more than sixty years show that sexual orientation occurs along a continuum and many people have sexual orientations other than gay or straight.  

Learn more about the variety of sexual orientations.

It is possible to be attracted to people of all genders and identities.

Fact

It is possible to be attracted to people of all genders and identities.

A person who is pansexual or omnisexual has the potential to experience emotional, romantic, physical and/or spiritual attraction to people of all gender identities and gender expressions.

Learn more about what it means to be pansexual and other LGBTQ+ identities.