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skoliosexual

an individual who is primarily or exclusively attracted to nonbinary and/or transgender individuals – essentially, an attraction to individuals who are not cisgender, although not necessarily all gender identities.

However, the term may be considered problematic as the term comes from the Greek for “crooked” or “curved”, suggesting non-cisgender people are broken; whilst others too have pointed out it may ‘other’ Trans men and women as not being true men and women.

Further, some have argued that the label may suggest a fetish, rather than an attraction – although this has also been disputed by non-cisgender individuals too.

For example, a skoliosexual person may be solely or primarily attracted to genderqueer individuals in much the same way gay men are attracted to other gay men.

Originally published: 30th January, 2021
Last modified: January 30, 2021