LGBT (also known as LGBTQ + , LGBTQA +, LGBTQIA +, LGBTQIA2S + , or LGBTQIA2P +) is an abbreviation for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender, a community of individuals who identify as neither heterosexual (attracted solely to the opposite sex) and / or cisgender (identity solely as the sex they are born as). Aside from the aforementioned terms, there are multiple other sexual orientations and gender identities. Rick Riordan has introduced various characters under the LGBT umbrella, as well as some of the authors under the Rick Riordan Presents imprint.
- 1 Sexual Orientations
- 2 Gender Identities
- 3 Known LGBT characters
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Trivia
Note: Only include sexual orientations shown by characters in the main literary universe or in Rick Riordan Presents.
Homosexuality is an attraction to those of the same gender as oneself. Males who are attracted to other males are are referred to as gay, which can be used as a unisex term from time to time, while females who are attracted to other females are referred to as lesbians, a female exclusive term.
Bisexuality is an attraction to two or more genders. Also defined as attraction to genders similar to or unlike one's own. This attraction can be with or without preference. Some who identify as bisexual may have a preference to one of the two genders rather than an even split.
Pansexuality is an attraction to all genders specifically without preference. Although it is thought of by many to be a micro-label of Bisexual rather than its own sexual orientation.
Asexuality is a lack of sexual attraction to others, but some do have a romantic attraction to others. Some asexuals do feel sexual attraction under certain conditions, they may also use a label under the asexual umbrella such as demisexual to describe under what conditions they feel sexual attraction. Asexual identities can be classified as sex-averse, sex-favorable, or sex-indifferent.
Note: Only include gender identities shown in the main literary universe or in Rick Riordan Presents.
Transgender an identity that refers to anyone who does not identify with their assigned gender at birth. This includes those who only partially identify with it, don't identify with it solely or don't permanently identify with it.
Non-Binary is an umbrella term used to refer to gender identities that are not exclusively male or female 100% of the time. It is also used as a gender identity by some. Two-spirit or two-spirited is an umbrella term for specific non-binary identities from various indigenous American and Canadian cultures.
Genderfluid is an identity where one's gender identity changes over time, it could be between the two binary genders but may also include non-binary identities as well as xenogenders and neogenders. The change between genders can occur at any time, sometimes occurring as frequently as twice in the same day or as rare as once a year.
Bigender is an identity where someone identifies as two genders at once, with or without fluctuation between them. In some cases of individuals fluctuate between two genders, they may manifest a differing persona depending on the gender they identify as at the moment, such as a masculine identity if male or a feminine identity if female. Individuals who experience this may also switch between masculine and feminine versions of their names, such as going by Michael if identifying as male or Michelle if identifying as female.
Known LGBT characters
Main Literary Universe
- Artemis / Diana (Aromantic, Asexual)
- Hestia / Vesta (Aromantic, Asexual)
- Athena / Minerva (Alloromantic, Asexual)
- Nico di Angelo (Gay)
- Will Solace (Unknown, attracted to men)
- Reyna Ramírez-Arellano (Alloromantic, Asexual)
- Alex Fierro (Genderfluid and Transgender)
- Pottery Barn (Non-binary)
- Magnus Chase (Pansexual)
- Mother William (Two-spirited)
- Apollo (Bisexual)
- Hyacinthus (Gay)
- Zephyros / Favonius (Bisexual)
- Zeus / Jupiter (Bisexual)
- Ganymede (Gay)
- Poseidon / Neptune (Bisexual)
- Loki (Genderfluid)
- Hippolytus (Aromantic, Asexual)
- Sipriotes (Transgender, male-to-female)
- Darren Knowles (Unknown, attracted to men)
- Paolo Montes (Unknown, attracted to men)
- Hemithea (Lesbian)
- Josephine (Lesbian)
- Commodus (Unknown, attracted to men)
- Lavinia Asimov (Lesbian)
- Poison Oak (Unknown, attracted to women)
- Piper McLean (Bisexual)
- Shel (Unknown, attracted to women)
Rick Riordan Presents
- Brynne Rao (Bisexual)
- Summer (Bigender, Non-binary)
- Sujin (Non-binary)
- Sebin (Non-binary)
- Sal Vidón (Aromantic)
- Reina Real (Bisexual)
- Emma Lockwood (Unknown, attracted to women)
- Mohammed Aziz (Unknown, attracted to men)
- Daoud (Unknown, attracted to men)
- Sidana (Unknown, attracted to men)
- Idiptu (Unknown, attracted to men)
Rick Riordan Presents
- In many myths, various Greek Gods are shown to be in same-sex relationships.
- Ganymede is the Greek god of homosexual love and desire.
- Romantic Orientation differs from sexual orientation in that it determines who an individual is romantically attracted to rather than sexually attracted.
- Someone's romantic orientation could be different from their sexual orientation. For example, someone could be asexual and panromantic.
- For some non-binary individuals, different terms are used to refer to one's sexual orientation such as:
- Toric - Attraction to males.
- Trixic - Attraction to females.
- Ceterosexual - Attraction to those who identify as a non-binary gender.
- Poseidon is also another possible god who is LGBT as it’s stated he once had Nerites, a young sea-god son of Nereus, as a charioteer and a lover to him.
- According to the myths, he once a relationship with Pelops, the son of Tantalus.
- In 2017, Rick Riordan gave a speech after he received the Stonewall Book Award, the speech was put on ReadRiordan for Pride month (June) 2019.