What Does LGBTQ mean?

Lesbian – A female- identified person who is attracted romantically, physically, or emotionally to another female-identified person.

Gay – A person, mainly a male-identified person, who is attracted romantically, physically, or emotionally to another a person of the same sex.

Bisexual – A person who is attracted romantically, physically, or emotionally to both men and women.

Transgender – A person who is a member of a gender other than that expected based on anatomical sex.

Queer – An umbrella term which embraces a variety of sexual preferences, orientations, and habits of those who do not adhere to the heterosexual and cisgender majority. The term queer includes, but is not exclusive to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transpeople, and intersex persons, traditionally, this term is derogatory and hurtful, however, many people who do not adhere to sexual and/or gender norms use it to self-identify in a positive way.

 

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