Lesbian: Someone who identifies as female and is attracted solely to women.
Gay: Someone who identifies as male and is attracted solely to men.
Bisexual: Someone who is attracted to both men and women.
Transgender: An umbrella term, for everyone who doesn’t identify with their birth sex.
Transsexual: for everyone who doesn’t identify with their birth gender, no umbrella term.
Queer: A fluid label, one that only requires us to acknowledge that we are different without specifying how or in what way we identify ourselves.
Questioning: The process of exploring and discovering one’s own sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Intersex: Someone who was born with the anatomy or chromosomes and doesn’t fit into the traditional ways of specifying sex/gender.
Pansexual: Someone who feels attracted to every member of all gender identities/expressions and doesn’t focus on the physical appearance, but feels a connection with someone for who they truly are.
2S/Two spirited: Someone who as both a feminine and a masculine spirit.
It is used by Native American people to describe their gender, sexual and spiritual identity.
Two spirited may also include taking part in polygamous relationships.
Asexual: Someone who is attracted to a person in a non-sexual and often platonic way
and doesn’t feel the need to pursue a sexual relationship.
Allies: People who don’t identify themselves as one of the LGBTQQIP2SA, but supports their rights in any form possible.
But where does the disability movement fit in?
warning: these are the regular terms, it can be seen differently by individuals.
In the next blogs I will focus on every letter and their speciality
Whenever someone sees a disabled person, they almost immediately assume that the disability also affects their gender and or sexuality.
Most people forget that the word disabled is just a word and not a person’s definition.
If “people” can have all the letters of the LGBT acronym, why should we exclude “Disabled people“ because they have one word more.
In the following chapters I’ll be addressing every part of the LGBT community and the ties between disability and being a part of this vibrant and diverse community.
From coming out, social events, dating to facts and trivia, basically everything you would like to know more about.