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straight

A more colloquial and common word for people who are heterosexual; the word stems from being the antonym to bent, that is – straight refers to somebody who is not homosexual, bisexual and/or same-sex attracted.

Can also be seen as the antonym to Queer; and as such, is used to describe people who are primarily heterosexual and cisgender (“cishet“); although, transgender individuals may describe themselves as being straight (that is, heterosexual).

Originally published: 17th July, 2020
Last modified: July 17, 2020