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    What is LGBTQ? Understanding Gender and Sexual Diversity

    Introduction to LGBTQ: Defining Terms and Concepts The term “LGBTQ” is an acronym that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning. It is used to describe individuals who do not conform to traditional gender and sexual norms. Lesbian refers to a woman who is attracted romantically or sexually to other women, while gay refers to a man who is…

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  • Understanding LGBTQIA: What the Letters Stand For

    Introduction to LGBTQIA: Meaning and History The acronym LGBTQIA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual/Ally. It is a way to refer collectively to the diverse group of individuals who identify as a sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression outside of the traditional heterosexual/cisgender norms. The origins of the LGBTQIA movement can be traced back to the…

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