LGBTQ+ 101Queer and trans identities are diverse, and the ever expanding acronym LGBTQ+ remains incomplete. One of the great things about queer communities is the ways we are always coming up with new language to describe our bodies, identities and selves – but that also makes it hard to be totally inclusive of our fabulous communities. We use the acronym LGBTQ+ here to recognize the many additional identities – like two-spirit, pansexual, asexual, aromantic, questioning – but are most definitely open to other suggestions.
Term ListThis section introduces the concepts of sexuality and gender, and provides a quick overview of some of the diversity that makes up queer communities.
Further ReadingTo learn more terms, check out these resources:
This text intro was written by Sarah Chown and Jillian Brown and was later edited by Griffin H. Heaney on April 16, 2021.