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What does LGBTQIA+ mean?

LGBTIQA+ abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning or queer, Asexual or Aromantic, and the + refers to everyone else in the community that does not connect with any of the above categories as well as allies.

Lesbian is a term used to define attraction to women, generally referring to women who like women but can also include other people such as non binary persons attracted to women.

Gay is a term used in some cultural settings to represent males who are attracted to males in a romantic, erotic and/or emotional sense. The term used to refer to the LGBTQIA+ community as a whole, or as an individual identity label for anyone who does not identify as heterosexual.

Bisexual is a term used by a person who has the capacity to form enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attractions to those of the same gender or to those of another gender.

Transgender is a term used by a person who's gender identity and/or expression is not aligned with sex assigned at birth. Transgender represents a spectrum of different gender identities.

Queer is a term used by some people whose sexual orientation is not exclusively heterosexual. Questioning is used by the term describes someone who is questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Intersex is a term used for people are born with physical, hormonal or genetic features that are neither entirely female nor entirely male; or a combination of female and male. Intersex is also a spectrum representing different realities.

Asexual is a term used by persons who are not sexually attracted to anyone or do not have a sexual orientation.

Ally represents someone that aligns with and supports a cause with another individual or group of people. This also refers to people who do not fall within the LGBTQIA spectrum.

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