What does LGBTQ2S+ stand for?

LGBTQ2S+ & U’s Docs What does LGBTQ2S+ stand for?

L – Lesbian: A female-identified person who is physically and emotionally attracted to other females.

G – Gay: A male-identified person who is physically and emotionally attracted to other males. Gay is also used as a broad term to describe people attracted to someone of the same gender.

B – Bisexual: A person who is physically and emotionally attracted to people of more than one gender and who identifies as bisexual.

T – Trans: A term used by people who identify with a gender that is different from the gender they were assigned at birth. People whose gender identity falls outside of the gender binary (the idea that there are only two genders — male and female) may also call themselves trans. Since trans is a word used to describe identity, a person has to identify with the term (believe it’s the best way to describe themselves) for it to be applicable.

Q – Queer: A broad term that includes all sexual orientations and gender identities within the LGBTQ2S+ community, including those who don’t identify with any other identity in LGBTQ2S+.

Q – Questioning: some people may feel unsure about their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. They may describe themselves as questioning.

2S – Two spirit: A person with both a feminine and a masculine spirit living in the same body. It’s an important term within some Indigenous cultures.

+ – Plus: There are a number of other terms that people may use to describe their own sexual or gender identity. The plus is intended to represent the entire community, not just those who identify with the terms described above.

Visit this link for more information about understanding gender and sexual identity: https://kidshelpphone.ca/get-info/lgbtq2s-what-does-it-mean

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