Someone, who can be transgender or cisgender, who is generally (but not necessarily exclusively) attracted to someone of the same gender. Being gay is separate from the concept of gender identity. So it is possible for a trans person to be both trans and gay.

It is generally understood that people who are trans and gay are attracted to people of the same broad category of gender. They do not necessarily have to have the same trans status or specific individual gender. A gay man might be attracted to masculine non-binary people, even though those non-binary people don’t identify as men. This term is predominantly associated with gay men. But it is used by people of other gender identities and is seen as an umbrella term similar to queer. Colloquially, the term ‘gay’ has been used as a slur to mean ‘stupid.” But there is an ongoing effort to reclaim the word ‘gay’ within the LGBTQIA+ community.

e.g. Tony loved going to gay bars as they felt safe to him.

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