Happy Pride!

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, established to recognize the Stonewall Riots and the impact that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on the world. LGBTQIA+ groups celebrate this special time with pride parades, picnics, parties, memorials for those lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS, and other group gatherings.

Happy Pride to all our LGBTQIA+ students, friends, and colleagues!

Pride Vocabulary from LGBT to LGBTQIA+

pride vocabulary from LGBT to LGBTQIA+
A lesbian is a woman who is physically, emotionally, or romantically attracted to other women
A gay person is someone who is physically, emotionally, or romantically attracted to another person of the same gender
A bisexual person is someone who is physically, emotionally, or romantically attracted to another person within more than one gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation
A transgender person is someone whose gender identity/expression is different from their sex assigned at birth. Transgender should be used as an adjective, not a noun or verb.
queer is an adjective used by some people whose sexual orientation is not exclusively heterosexual or straight. It's an umbrella term that includes people who have nonbinary or gender-fluid identities.
Q can also stand for questioning - a term used by people who are still exploring their gender identity or sexual orientation
intersex refers to a person born with traits or reproductive anatomy that does not fit into socially accepted gender norms of male and female
Someone who is asexual is a person who does not experience sexual attraction or an intrinsic desire to have sexual relationships
plus is an umbrella term that broadly covers sexual orientation and gender identities/expressions not included in the acronym
sex is a biological label usually assigned at birth based on physical characteristics of male, female, or intersex.
gender refers to social or cultural differences associated with a given sex
gender identity is your own, internal, personal sense of being a man, woman, or person outside of the gender binary
sex assigned at birth and gender identity are aligned for some people, but not for everyone.
sexual orientation describes a person's enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to another person
a person whose gender identity is associated with sex assigned at birth
a person with a flexible gender identity that is outside of the gender binary of male and female
a person who does not identify with any gender
nonbinary refers to people who do not ascribe to categories of genders like male or female.
two spirit refers to a person who identifies as having both masculine and feminine spirit. This term is used by some indigenous people to describe their sexual, gender or spiritual identities. It also encompasses a variety of sexual orientations, gender variance and identities.