It's Friday night and you're swiping through dating apps. In an ocean of profiles, you stumble across one that really catches your attention. You open their profile and swipe through their photos. The attraction is instant. Without reading their profile, you hurriedly swipe right, and it's an instant match! Now scrambling for something to say, you peruse their bio for a witty opening line only to discover a word that you weren't expecting: trans.

For plenty of people, especially those who already identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, this is a normal occurrence. But there are millions of people who are still wrapping their heads around what it means for a person to identify as transgender. And plenty of them will find a trans person attractive, leading to a question that's been asked since time immemorial: Does that make me gay?

Well, I don't know. Does it?

The hard questions

That answer might seem flippant, but the question is as complicated as the nature of human sexuality. When it comes to identity, we want answers that are fast and easy to understand. But there's no online quiz or therapist