What Does LGBTQ+ Stand For?
LGBTQ+ is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and more. The term refers to those whose sexual orientation or gender identity lies outside traditional societal norms.
Lesbian: Women who are emotionally, romantically, or sexually attracted to other women.
Gay: Men who are emotionally, romantically, or sexually attracted to other men.
Bisexual: Individuals who are attracted to men and women, or more than one sex or gender.
Transgender: People whose gender identity differs from their assigned sex at birth.
Queer/Questioning: Queer is an inclusive umbrella term that embraces those who identify outside of heterosexual or cisgender norms. Questioning refers to people who are exploring or questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
The LGBTQ+ acronym recognizes the dynamic and everchanging nature of gender and sexuality and ensures inclusivity for all people. The "+" symbolizes the inclusion of other unique identities and experiences that may not be represented in the five letters.