For the Montclair State University Community.
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This is not an exhaustive list of terminology. Follow the links below to explore additional terminology.
L-Lesbian- a woman who is attracted, both romantically and sexually to other women.
G- Gay- a person who is attracted both romantically and sexually to the same sex. Used more commonly to refer to gay men, as many women prefer the term lesbian.
B-Bisexual- a person who is attracted to more then one gender.
T-Trans (transgender) a person who gender identity is different from their sex assigned at birth.
Q-Queer- A term by LGBTQ community members to describe themselves. To some community members queer can be hurtful term, so only use it if an individual themselves uses the term.
I- Intersex- “An individual who is born with biological between the medical definitions of male and female”*
A- Asexual- an individual who does not experience sexual attraction
(+) The plus symbol refers to other expensive identities within the community.
Other common terms:
Assigned Male/female at birth- The sex assigned to a child at birth based on genitals.
Biological sex- assigned to children at birth based on sex characteristics.
Gender Euphoria -the feeling of elation when presenting as one’s gender identity.
Non-binary- an individual who does not believe in the gender binary.
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