What Does LGBTQ+ Mean?


 * This page is provided by FeTiSh-Swingers only as help and guidance in hope to answer questions some may have regarding the LGBTQ+ Community Definition Meanings.


 People often use LGBTQ+ to mean all of the communities included in the “LGBTTTQQIAA”


  * Lesbian - * Gay - * Bisexual - * Transgender* Transsexual - * 2/Two-Spirit* Queer - * Questioning - * Intersex - * Asexual - * Ally. 

+ Pansexual
+ Agender
+ Gender Queer
+ Bigender
+ Gender Variant
+ Pangender


 LGBTQ + is the more commonly used term in the community, possibly because it is more user friendly!

You may hear the terms “Queer Community” or “Rainbow Community” used to describe LGBTQ2+ people. This initialism and the various terms are always evolving so don’t try to memorize the list. The most important thing is to be respectful at all times and use the terms that people prefer. Below, we endevour to provide some more education for your reading and understanding.



Word:                                            Definition:


Lesbian                                        A lesbian is a female homosexual: a female who experiences romantic love or sexual attraction to other females.


Gay                                                Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual. Gay is often used to                                                                   describe homosexual males but lesbians may also be referred to as gay.


Bisexual                                       Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior towards both males and females, or romantic                                                           sexual attraction to people of any sex or gender identity, this latter aspect is sometimes termed pansexuality.


Transgender                              Transgender is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity differs from what is typically associated with the                                                           sex they were assigned at birth. It is sometimes abbreviated to trans.

Transsexual                               Experience a gender identity inconsistent or not culturally associated with the sex they were assigned at birth.


Two-Spirit                                  Two-Spirit is a modern umbrella term used by some indigenous North Americans to describe gender-variant                                                                         individuals in their communities, specifically people within indigenous communities who are seen as having both                                                                 male and female spirits within them.


Queer                                           Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities that are not heterosexual or cisgender. Queer was                                                                       originally used pejoratively against those with same-sex desires but, beginning in the late-1980s, queer scholars and                                                           activists began to reclaim the word.


Questioning                               The questioning of one’s gender, sexual identity, sexual orientation, or all three is a process of exploration by people                                                           who may be unsure, still exploring, and concerned about applying a social label to themselves for various reasons.


Intersex                                       Intersex is a variation in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, or genitals that do not allow an                                                                         individual to be distinctly identified as male or female.


Asexual                                        Asexuality (or nonsexuality) is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone, or low or absent interest in sexual activity. It                                                               may be considered the lack of a sexual orientation, or one of the variations thereof, alongside heterosexuality,                                                                       homosexuality, and bisexuality.

Ally                                               An Ally is a person who considers themselves a friend to the LGBTQ+ community.


Pansexual                                   Pansexuality, or omnisexuality, is sexual attraction, romantic love, or emotional attraction toward people of any sex                                                            or gender identity. Pansexual people may refer to themselves as gender-blind, asserting that gender and sex are                                                                  insignificant or irrelevant in determining whether they will be sexually attracted to others.


Agender                                      Agender people, also called genderless, genderfree, non-gendered, or ungendered people are those who identify as                                                               having no gender or being without any gender identity. This category includes a very broad range of identities which                                                         do not conform to traditional gender norms.


Gender Queer                           Gender Queer is an umbrella term for gender identities that are not exclusively masculine or feminine—identities                                                                which are thus outside of the gender binary and cisnormativity.


Bigender                                    Bigender is a gender identity where the person moves between feminine and masculine gender identities and                                                                        behaviours, possibly depending on context. Some bigender individuals express two distinct “female” and “male”                                                                    personas, feminine and masculine respectively; others find that they identify as two genders simultaneously.


Gender Variant                        Gender variance, or gender nonconformity, is behaviour or gender expression by an individual that does not match                                                              masculine and feminine gender norms. People who exhibit gender variance may be called gender variant, gender non-                                                       conforming, gender diverse or gender atypical, and may be transgender, or otherwise variant in their gender                                                                         expression. Some intersex people may also exhibit gender variance.

Pangender                                Pangender people are those who feel they identify as all genders. The term has a great deal of overlap with gender                                                               queer. Because of its all-encompassing nature, presentation and pronoun usage varies between different people who                                                           identify as pangender.



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