People who are heterosexual are attracted to people of the opposite sex to themselves
People who are gay or lesbian are attracted to people the same sex as themselves
- Gay men are attracted to other men
- Lesbians or ‘gay women’ are attracted to other women
Society seems to expect people to be heterosexual despite the fact that statistically 5-10 people in 100 will be gay, lesbian or bisexual. That means there are possibly half a million gay, lesbian and bisexual people living in Scotland.
People who are bisexual are attracted to people of both sexes. They can be attracted to both sexes equally or might be more attracted to one than the other.
There are lots of people who don’t think of themselves as being gay, lesbian or bisexual, who are sometimes attracted to people of the same sex, or perhaps just one person of the same sex.