The ceterosexual flag.

The older ceterosexual flag

Ceterosexual, previously skoliosexual, is an orientation referring to someone who is exclusively attracted to non-binary and/or genderqueer people.

An alternate/outdated term for ceterosexual is skoliosexual, but the label was highly controversial due to "skolio-" translating to "crooked" or "bent", and thus ceterosexual was made as a replacement term. While ceterosexual is a new term, it uses the same flags that skoliosexual used.

Controversy[edit | edit source]

Alternate ceterosexual (skoliosexual) flag by @potionflags on Tumblr.

Ever since its creation, ceterosexual has remained a controversial identity within the LGBTA+ community. Some claim that only non-binary/genderqueer people may call themselves ceterosexual, while others believe the term should not be used at all due to accusations of fetishization.

On the contrary, many feel that this term should be available for anyone, because just as you cannot tell who is non-binary by looks alone, you also cannot tell who is a man or a woman by first glance either.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The prefix cetero- means "other."

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