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LGBTQ words and definitions
Transcript of LGBTQ words and definitions
However , that being said: It is a good place to start and understanding the LGBTQ community.
Describes who people are attracted to and/or who people fall in love with.
What we do sexually and with whom.
What we call ourselves in terms of our sexuality. It can define our culture and community, and provide a framework within which we come to understand ourselves.
The assumption or belief that everyone is heterosexual and cisgender, and if not, they should be; the belief that heterosexuality is “normal,” and therefore more “natural” than other forms of sexuality.
See also: heteronormativity; cissexism.
The irrational fear or hatred of people because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation. Applies to other people, and also to oneself. See also, biphobia.
People who experience little to no sexual/physical attraction.
People attracted emotionally and physically to SOME people of two/multiple genders.
An umbrella term used by some people to describe their sexual identity and/or gender identity. Meaning "different, unconventional, or deviating from the expected." Some people feel that this term is less restrictive than gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Often used pejoratively; offensive to some people.
Refers to the biological characteristics (physical and chromosomal) that define humans as female or male. Also refers to sexually motivated behavior.
Describes widely shared expectations and norms within a society about appropriate "male" and "female" behavior, characteristics and roles.
Describes how people perceive their own internal sense of maleness, femaleness, or an identity outside of or between established genders.
The gender an individual identifies as psychologically, regardless of what
sex they were assigned at birth.
How someone presents or expresses themselves in terms of gender. Includes appearance, clothing, mannerisms, and behavior.
An umbrella term for people whose internal sense of their gender does not align with the sex they were assigned at birth.
The process by which a transgender person strives to have their physical presentation align more closely with their identity. May include surgery and/or hormone therapy; changes in appearance, legal documents, and name; and the "coming out" process.
Fear or hatred of people because of their actual or perceived gender identity and/or gender expression.
An older term that originated in the medical and psychological communities.
A person who pursues gender affirmation to bring their physical characteristics in line with their identity through use of hormones and/or surgery.
1. Assigned male at birth. Also written: designated male at birth/DMAB, MAAB. Can refer to both trans women and nonbinary individuals.
2. Assigned female at birth. Also written: designated female at birth/DFAB, FAAB. Can refer to both trans men and nonbinary individuals.
A term for identities that fall somewhere in the middle or outside of the male/female spectrum. A gender identity that is between, beyond, or some combination of genders.
See also: Gender non-conforming, genderqueer, agender, genderfluid, bigender, pangender, neutrois, and more!
A person who dresses in clothing considered to be "appropriate" for a different gender.
Performance that uses gender expectations and stereotypes to entertain and/or enlighten.
Questions, comments or concerns, confusions?
A term used to describe people who, for the most part, identify with the sex they were assigned at birth. A way of saying 'not transgender.'
Men who are emotionally and physically attracted to SOME women and women who are emotionally and physically attracted to SOME men. Also referred to as ‘straight.’
A person who actively works to eliminate the oppression and marginalization of LGBTQ people.
Who can be an ally?
Anyone! An ally is a friend. A straight and cisgender person can be an ally to LGBTQ people, and LGBTQ people can be allies to each other.
Example: A gay person can be an ally to transgender people.
A woman who is emotionally and physically attracted to SOME other women.
*Emotionally and physically
People attracted* to SOME people of two genders.
A woman who is attracted* to SOME other women.
A man who is emotionally and physically attracted to SOME other men. Also means happy. Sometimes used as an umbrella term for the LGB and/or LGBTQ communities.
A man who is attracted* to SOME other men.
Describes a person who does not fit the typical definition of male or female. An intersex person may have variations in their chromosomes, gonads, or genitalia. NOTE: Being intersex has to do with biological characteristics, rather than gender identity.
Someone who is unsure about their sexual orientation or gender identity, or is in the process of discovering it.
EXAMPLES OF HETEROSEXISM
Inviting someone female to a party and telling her that "there will be lots of cute guys there."
A teacher separating their class into a "girl" line and a "boy" line.
Assuming all kids live in families with a male-female couple in parental roles.
1.Male to female. Describes a person who was assigned male at birth but identifies as a woman. Now more commonly referred to as a transgender woman or trans woman.
2. Female to male. Describes a person who was assigned female at birth but identifies as a man. Now more commonly referred to as a transgender man or trans man.
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