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The lgbtqqia xyz alphabet cm hall ed m

The LGBTQQIA-XYZ Alphabet CM Hall, Ed.M.


Lgbtqqia xyz

LGBTQQIA-XYZ…?!

  • L

  • G

  • B

  • T

  • Q

  • Q

  • I

  • A


Who i am

Who I Am

  • Trainer for the GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network)

  • I lead Train the Trainers on LGBT Educational Programming at Western Oregon University for our Safe Zone

  • Worked for pay and as volunteer on LGBT political and equality issues professionally for 20 years in Oregon and nationally.

  • Volunteered in LGBT community as an interpreter at Pride and community events for 20 years

  • I love this topic area. This is my passion.


Shared understandings

Shared Understandings

  • We all are here to share information.

  • Hopefully, this will helpful and useful to you in your Human Sexuality studies (and life!)

  • High value of respect in communication and questions.

  • This is a safe, non-judgmental environment to ask any and all questions. Audience participation is welcomed!

  • Some of you may be versed in this topic area, please contribute as it pertains.

  • No one’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression will be assumed.

  • There is fluidity around sexual and gender identity and expression.

  • Every person is entitled to love, understanding, support, dignity, and respect.


The lgbtqqia xyz alphabet cm hall ed m

Q & A

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about LGBTQQIA issues, sexual orientation and gender identity!

Please all write a question to turn in something. If you have no questions, turn in something that says “no questions.”


Sexuality and lgbtqqia terms

Sexuality—and LGBTQQIA Terms

Goals for today:

  • Education on the proper use of these sexual orientation, gender identity and expression-related terms

  • Gain sensitivity in how these terms can be used to inflict distress or empower

  • Invite you to learn more and come to a Safe Zone Ally Training Session


Terminology

Terminology


Terms related to sexual orientation

Terms Related to Sexual Orientation


Sexual orientation

Sexual Orientation

An enduring physical, romantic, emotional, and/or relational attraction to another person; may be a same-sex orientation, different-sex orientation, or bisexual orientation.


Glbtq

GLBTQ

Acronym used to describe people of a non-heterosexual orientation. Implies inclusivity to people of all gender and sexual orientations.

LGBT

GLBT

LGBTQ…


Heterosexual straight

Heterosexual/Straight

The adjective used to describe people whose enduring physical, romantic, emotional, and/or spiritual attractions are to people of the “opposite” sex.


The lgbtqqia xyz alphabet cm hall ed m

Gay

An adjective used to describe a person whose enduring physical, romantic, emotional and/or relational attractions are to people of the same sex. In addition, term used to describe anyone with a homosexual or bisexual orientation, regardless of whether a man or woman.


Lesbian

Lesbian

Refers to a woman whose enduring physical, romantic, emotional, and/or relational attractions are to other women.


Bisexual

Bisexual

A person who is physically, romantically, emotionally and/or relationally attracted to both men and women, though not necessarily simultaneously; they may not be equally attracted to both sexes.


Pansexual

Pansexual

Defined as someone who is attracted to other people regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.

Essentially, they mention “falling in love with a person” or being “gender blind”.

“hearts, not parts”


Asexual

Asexual

Person who does not experience sexual attraction. Each asexual person experiences things like relationships, attraction, and arousal somewhat differently. 

www.asexuality.org


Queer

Queer

Term used by some GLBTQ people to refer to anyone whose sexual orientation, gender identity or expression is not “standard” in society. Synonym for gay. Traditionally was a slur reclaimed by many in the GLBTQ community.


Same gender loving

Same-Gender Loving

Some prefer to use this term instead of lesbian or gay to express attraction to and love of people of the same gender.


Homophobia

Homophobia

The fear, hatred of, or discomfort with people who love and are sexually attracted to members of the same sex.


Biphobia

Biphobia

The fear of bisexuals, often based on inaccurate stereotypes, including associations with infidelity, promiscuity, and transmission of sexual transmitted diseases.


Break

Break!

5 minutes


Terms related to gender identity and expression

Terms Related to Gender Identity and Expression


Biological sex

Biological Sex

The classification of people as male or female. Determined by our chromosomes (XX for females, XY for males); our hormones (estrogen/progesterone for females, testosterone for males); and our internal and external genitalia (vulva, clitoris, vagina for females; penis and testicles for males).


Gender identity

Gender Identity

Refers to a person’s innate, deeply felt psychological sense of gender, which may or may not correspond to the person’s assigned sex at birth.


Gender expression

Gender Expression

Refers to all of a person’s external characteristics and behaviors – such as dress, grooming, mannerisms, speech patterns, and social interactions – socially identified with a particular gender.


Gender role

Gender Role

Set of socially-defined roles and behaviors assigned to females or males. Can vary from culture to culture in society. Often described in terms of masculinity or femininity.


Transgender

Transgender

Used as an umbrella term for people who experience and/or express gender differently from what others might expect based on the sex they were assigned at birth. Their sex at birth is different than who they know they are on the inside. “It’s what’s between your ears, not between your legs.”

This includes people who are transsexual, cross-dressers, or otherwise are gender non-conforming. These people may identify as: trans man, trans woman, genderqueer, bigender, androgynous, or gender variant.


Trans

Trans*

Inclusive term to refer to anyone who is transsexual, transgender, or intersexed.

Transgender people may be straight, lesbian, gay, or bi/pansexual.


Cisgender cis

Cisgender/”Cis”

A neologism meaning "not transgender," that is, having a gender identity or performing in a gender role that society considers appropriate for one's sex. A match between an individual's gender identity and the behavior or role considered appropriate for one’s sex. Someone who is comfortable in the gender they were assigned to at birth.

“cis” in Latin: “on the same side as”


Common third gender or gender neutral pronouns

Common Third-Gender or Gender Neutral Pronouns

ze, zie, zir, hys, hir, per, they

Pronouns used in the trans community instead of “he/she” or “him/her”. These invented pronouns offer inclusion and accuracy for someone who doesn’t identify by the male/female gender classifications.


Transsexual

Transsexual

A term referring to a transgender person who changes their physical and/or legal sex to better conform to their internal sense of gender identity. The term can also be used to describe transgender people who, without undergoing medical treatment, identify and live their lives as a member of the gender opposite that which conforms to their sex assigned at birth.


Cross dresser

Cross Dresser

A person who occasionally wears clothes and/or makeup and accessories traditionally associated with people of a different gender. This person is usually comfortable with the sex they were assigned at birth and do not wish to change it. who generally have no intention or desire to change their anatomical sex. Cross-dressing is more often associated with heterosexual men, is more often engaged in on an occasional basis, and is not necessarily reflective of sexual orientation or gender identity.


Transphobia

Transphobia

The systematic oppression, irrational fear or discomfort with people who do not fit societal expectations or who do not conform to cultural gender norms. Sometimes manifested through ignoring or invalidating the existence of trans people, stereotyping and hate crimes ranging from verbal harassment to assault, rape and murder.


Stats on trans folks

Stats on Trans Folks

  • Between ¼ and 1% of the population is transgendered.

  • Over 50% of anti-LGBT homicides are committed against trans women

  • 29% of trans people have been raped or assaulted by someone known to them.

  • 48% of trans people have been raped or assaulted more than once in their lifetime.

  • 82% of trans people do not report their abuse/sexual assault(s) to the police.


Intersex

Intersex

People born with with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. They exhibit varying degrees of the biological aspects of both biological males and biological females. Often “assigned” a male or female identity at birth that may not correspond with identities later in life.

www.isna.org


Two spirit

Two-Spirit

General term used for some Native Americans who are transgendered and highly regarded in a tribe. Often given special status such as a medicine man/woman. Cultural belief that these individuals are privileged to house both male and female spirits in their bodies. Two-spirited beings were given gift of seeing two perspectives at the same time and were revered as leaders, mediators, teachers, artists, seers, and spiritual guides.


Here s one more way to understand it

Here’s one more way to understand it…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXAoG8vAyzI&feature=player_embedded


Terms that can inflict distress or be offensive or are outdated

Terms that can inflict distress or be offensive, or are outdated


Homosexual

Homosexual

The term is an outdated clinical term considered derogatory and offensive by many gay people. Gay and/or lesbian are more commonly accepted terms to describe people who are attracted to members of the same sex.


Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Term used by people to describe how GLBTQ people live their lives. Viewed negatively because it trivializes the complexities of individual experience and implies sexual orientation as a choice.


Sexual preference

Sexual Preference

Derogatory phrase referring to one’s sexual orientation and implies a choice in a person’s fundamental attraction.


Transvestite

Transvestite

Out-of-date term for someone who chooses to dress in clothing assigned to a different gender.


Terms used in relation to the glbtqq community

Terms used in relation to the GLBTQQ community


Questioning

Questioning

Refers to people who are uncertain, self-analyzing their sexual orientation or gender identity. Part of the process of identity development.


Closet

Closet

Place where GLBTQ people figuratively hide their sexual orientation or gender identity from others


Outing

Outing

Revealing other person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, especially a person in the GLBTQ community


D l or down low

D/L or Down Low

Label adopted by some African-American and Latino men who seek same sex relations, but do not necessarily identify as gay or bisexual


Internalized homophobia

Internalized Homophobia

Refers to the self-identification of societal stereotypes by lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, causing them to dislike and resent their sexual orientation.


Heterosexism

Heterosexism

Overt or tacit bias or assumption of superiority in society of heterosexuals or heterosexual behavior. Disbelief that sexual orientation is innate. Assumption that all people are heterosexual in society

Observations on the questionnaire?


Heterosexual privilege

Heterosexual Privilege

Powers and privileges that heterosexuals generally have, and that gay and lesbian (and sometimes bisexual persons) do not.

Examples include…


Examples of heterosexual privilege

Examples of Heterosexual Privilege

  • Not having to justify to others that your heterosexuality is not a choice

  • Legalized marriage*

  • Filing joint tax returns

  • Ability to adopt children without questions

  • Health insurance for one’s partner

  • Decisions on health-related issues as they relate to one’s partner

  • Assumption that one is psychologically healthy

  • Being able to be open about sexuality and not fear lack of promotions, employment loss, etc.

  • Living life without fear of someone finding out who you fall in love with

  • Being open about one’s living arrangments

  • Being validated by one’s religion

  • Being socially accepted by neighbors, friends, family, co-workers, and professional colleagues

  • Having positive images and role models portrayed in the media

  • Being assured that when looking at magazines, advertising, movies, and TV that you will see relationships that look like yours

  • Sharing holidays with families and one’s partner

  • Right to “family memberships” at recreational facilities


Debrief terminology activity

Debrief Terminology Activity

  • Any new terms/signs that surprised you?

  • What terms are you still fuzzy about?


2 groups of terms

2 Groups of Terms

Sexual Orientation

  • Bi/Pansexual

  • Heterosexual/Straight

  • Lesbian

  • Gay

  • Queer *

Gender Identity & Expression

  • Cisgender

  • Cross Dresser

  • Gender Role

  • Intersex

  • Queer *

  • Trans, Transgender

  • Transsexual

  • Third Gender Pronouns:

    zie, ze, hys, hir, per, they


Terms that empower vs disempower

Terms that Empower vs. Disempower

Affirming

  • Gay

  • GLBT/GLBTQ

  • Queer *

  • Sexual Orientation

  • Trans*

Inflicting Distress

  • Homosexual

  • Lifestyle

  • Queer *

  • Sexual Preference

  • Transvestite


Last definition

Last definition:

ALLY

How do you define it?

What does it look like in practice?


The lgbtqqia xyz alphabet cm hall ed m

Ally

A person who supports and honors sexual and gender diversity, acts accordingly to challenge homophobic/bi/transphobic remarks and behaviors, and explores and understands these forms of bias within him or herself. http://www.buzzfeed.com/chester2010/9-ways-to-be-a-better-ally-to-lgbt-youth-11dfz


Wou safe zone mission

WOU Safe Zone Mission

The Western Oregon University Safe Zone program seeks to form a network of students, faculty and staff committed and trained to provide safe, non-judgmental and supportive contacts for all WOU community members regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer (GLBTQ) issues. It is symbolic of a willingness and a commitment to provide an atmosphere of unqualified acceptance and assistance.

How can we all work towards achieving this mission here at Western?


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