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