An incredible number of Americans identify as LGBTQ, and like most team, they usually have their very own language to talk about both who they really are in addition to challenges they face in a society it doesn’t completely accept or protect them.
These terms might help — but be aware that many have been used derogatorily by straight, white, cisgender (defined below!) people, and were reclaimed over time by the LGBTQ community if you want to be an ally.
This list is through no means exhaustive, plus some of those terms — because they’re so— that is personal mean somewhat various things to various individuals. Continue Reading