to be unsure of or re-examining one's previously assumed sexual orientaion or gender identity.
dana started questioning her sexual attraction to men after she'd met and happily dated catherine.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Intersex
Pat's sexuality and gender identity are not easily defined, but it's clear that she (or he) is a member of the LGBTQQI community.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Allies and Pansexual.
Lesbian - Women that are only attracted to women.
Gay - Men that are only attracted to men. Gay can also be used to describe homosexual men and women.
Bisexual - A person that is attracted to both sexes.
Transgendered - A person that has/is transitioning to the opposite sex, as they were born as the wrong sex/in the wrong body. (Female to male. Male to female).
Queer - A person that does not want to label themselves as, e.g. Lesbian, so they call themselves queer instead.
Questioning - Someone that is questioning their sexual orientation, unsure which gender/s they are attracted to.
Intersex - A hermaphrodite.
Asexual - A person that isn't sexually attracted to either gender.
Allies - A straight person that supports the LGBT(QQIAAP) community.
Pansexual - A person that is attracted to a person because of their personality. They do not care what gender they date, they care about what is on the inside.
All of these make up LGBTQQIAAP.
I'm an LGBTQ Ally.
Our group is about LGBTQA issues, so I think we should talk about gender identity too, not just sexual orientation.
A radical feminist genderqueer person; someone who espouses both androgyny and radical gender equality politics as a way of life. A person of any sex and any sexual orientation in touch with both hir masculine side and hir feminine side. Associated with punk/riot grrrl music and the Olympia band Sleater-Kinney, who wrote a song called "Ballad of a Ladyman."
"Drew's a ladyman, ze refuses to be defined as a person by hir genitals, and ze is all about questioning assumptions and rejecting binaries!"
The art of asking an asking an unreasonable number of questions upon first meeting a person. Often done by a sibling or other family member of a member of the opposite gender.
Damn annie, what was up with your sister sherlocking last night?
|7.||GLBT alphabet soup|
Going over-board with adding letters to the traditional "GLBT (Gay/Lesbian/Bi-sexual/Trans)" acronym to attempt to include every non-homophobic possibility. GLBT alphabet soup can become a very long, nonsensical acronym. It becomes nonsensical in that it is redundant. Queer, for example, is a rather broad term that has already been covered by the GLB part of the acronym. Trans-gender and transsexual are close enough to the same thing that it's safe to just refer to those people as "trans". Questioning is ridiculous, because it doesn't take that long to figure out if you're gay or straight. Most people know their sexual orientation at a very young age. Allies shouldn't be included in the acronym because, as much as gays appreciate their support and openness, they simply aren't queer. The whole point of the original GLBT acronym is to have an all-inclusive term to describe queer people, not their fan club. Intersex is too detailed for the acronym; as previously stated, the very purpose of the GLBT acronym is to have a universal, simple term to refer to queer people. There can be more letters added, but the example of the GLBT alphabet soup is enough explanation of the redundancy of this term.
GLBT alphabet soup example (these are not all of the letters that some people use): GLBTIQQA=Gay/Lesbian/Bi-sexual/Transgender/Transsexual/Intersex/Queer/Questioning/Allies