What does LGBTQIA+ stand for?

(NOTE: While these terms can be used to label one’s sexual orientation, please know that labels are not important in the queer community. The community is all about fluidity and acceptance. You can be queer without having to definitively label yourself. Your identity isn’t limited to just a label.)

L – Lesbian: women who are attracted to other women

G – Gay: men who are attracted to other men

B – Bisexual: individuals attracted to both men and women

T – Transgender: Individuals whose gender identity does not align with their sex assigned at birth

Q- Queer: an umbrella term that includes everyone who doesn’t identify as heterosexual.

I- Intersex-:Individuals born with sexual characteristics of more than just a ‘male’ or a ‘female’ (Eg,  having both, testicular and ovarian tissues)

A- Asexual: Individuals who feel little to no sexual attraction