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Understanding Terminology

LGBTI Terminology

Language is powerful and has historically been used to discriminate against LGBTI people. It can sometimes also be a bit confusing. We hope that some of the information here will help peoople who aren't familiar with these terms reach a better understanding. 

The important message is to re-affirm that people should ask if they do not know what a word means!

  • LGBT - Acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

 

  • LGBTI - Acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex

 

  • LGBTQ – Acronym for Acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning


Click on the links below to find out more:

 

Understanding Sexual Orientation

Understanding Gender & Sex

Understanding Transgender Identities & the Transgender Umbrella

Understanding Prejudice & Discrimination

 

We recognise that language is constantly evolving and we welcome feedback.