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An Intro To the LGBT Community
Transcript of An Intro To the LGBT Community
the gender binary
This is who you're attracted to.
Labels and identities have always been a big part of the LGBT community. Over time some words have had different meanings. Here's my attempt at a somewhat comprehensive list of terms, labels and identities.
Microaggressions & Russia
These are on 2 sides of the same scale. Microaggressions are small little things that mean someone doesn't respect your identity.
Russia on the other hand is currently forming LGBT concentration camps.
How to Make Things Better
After that depressing reality check, let's talk about some things you can do to support the LGBT community and be a good ally.
LGBT: What is it?
This may be what it stands for but the community and history behind it is much more meaningful.
Gender vs. Sex: Sex is what is on your birth certificate, typically male or female. Gender is what you identify as.
a short list of terms:
There is a theory called the Split Attraction Model. It's the belief that you can be sexually attracted to one gender and romantically attracted to another. This theory is highly debated.
There are, of course other slurs that I'm not comfortable with putting up here. But please be careful with what you say, almost anything can be derogatory if said in the wrong context.
These are bills being put in place that would limit and make it illegal for transgender individuals to use their preferred restroom.
"That's so gay", is a phrase far too commonly heard to those who are listening.
How To Be a Good Ally in 4 Easy Steps
1. Don't out people.
2. Respect people's identities.
3. Use preferred pronouns.
4. Speak out about, but not over LGBT voices.
If you can do that, congratulations, have a gold star.