The LGBTQQIA-XYZ Alphabet CM Hall, Ed.M. LGBTQQIA-XYZ…?!. L G B T Q Q I A. 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
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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about LGBTQQIA issues, sexual orientation and gender identity!
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An enduring physical, romantic, emotional, and/or relational attraction to another person; may be a same-sex orientation, different-sex orientation, or bisexual orientation.
Acronym used to describe people of a non-heterosexual orientation. Implies inclusivity to people of all gender and sexual orientations.
The adjective used to describe people whose enduring physical, romantic, emotional, and/or spiritual attractions are to people of the “opposite” sex.
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.
Refers to a woman whose enduring physical, romantic, emotional, and/or relational attractions are to other women.
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.
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”
Person who does not experience sexual attraction. Each asexual person experiences things like relationships, attraction, and arousal somewhat differently.
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.
Some prefer to use this term instead of lesbian or gay to express attraction to and love of people of the same gender.
The fear, hatred of, or discomfort with people who love and are sexually attracted to members of the same sex.
The fear of bisexuals, often based on inaccurate stereotypes, including associations with infidelity, promiscuity, and transmission of sexual transmitted diseases.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inclusive term to refer to anyone who is transsexual, transgender, or intersexed.
Transgender people may be straight, lesbian, gay, or bi/pansexual.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Derogatory phrase referring to one’s sexual orientation and implies a choice in a person’s fundamental attraction.
Out-of-date term for someone who chooses to dress in clothing assigned to a different gender.
Refers to people who are uncertain, self-analyzing their sexual orientation or gender identity. Part of the process of identity development.
Place where GLBTQ people figuratively hide their sexual orientation or gender identity from others
Revealing other person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, especially a person in the GLBTQ community
Label adopted by some African-American and Latino men who seek same sex relations, but do not necessarily identify as gay or bisexual
Refers to the self-identification of societal stereotypes by lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, causing them to dislike and resent their sexual orientation.
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
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Powers and privileges that heterosexuals generally have, and that gay and lesbian (and sometimes bisexual persons) do not.
Gender Identity & Expression
zie, ze, hys, hir, per, they
How do you define it?
What does it look like in practice?
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
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?