At Georgia Voice, we’re all about inclusion and educating the community! While we’re all familiar with the LGBTQIA acronym – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or Questioning), Intersexual, and Asexual – there’s more than meets the eye which can be found in a little (+) symbol people sometimes forgotten about! So as we celebrate different religions and spiritualities, let’s also celebrate those that are part of our ever-growing community of the LGBTQIA-borhood!
NOTE: The terms used below can refer to either someone’s romantic orientation, sexual orientation, biological sex, or gender identity. What’s the difference? Your romantic orientation is who you are romantically attracted to, meaning wanting to be in a romantic relationship with disregarding sexual behaviors. Sexual Orientation is who you are sexually attracted to, meaning who you get turned on by or who you would want to engage in sexual behaviors with. Your biological sex refers to the property or quality by which organisms are classified as female or male based on their reproductive organs and functions. Gender Identity is how you, in your head, think about yourself. To understand these terms even better, check out our Genderbread Person diagram!
Described as an individual who experiences their sexuality change frequently. It can fluctuate between different sexualities often.
An adjective used to describe people who do experience sexual attraction and are not asexual.
Being primarily sexually, aesthetically, and/or romantically attracted to masculinity.
An adjective used to describe people who do not experience sexual attraction.
This term is generally used to describe being attracted to men and women, but can apply to being attracted to any two or more genders.
When you identify with the gender you were assigned at birth.
People on the asexual spectrum who do experience some sexual attraction, but only in certain situations, like after they’ve formed a strong emotional or romantic connection with a partner.
Used to refer to a man who is interested in other men, but is also used to describe any person who is interested in the same gender.
Being primarily sexually, aesthetically, and/or romantically attracted to femininity.
A biological difference in sex that is when people are born with genitals, gonads, and/or chromosomes that do not match up exactly with male or female.
Women who are attracted only to other women.
This refers to someone who feels an equal amount of attraction towards everyone. They don’t prefer one gender over another.
A person who can form enduring physical, romantic, or emotional attractions to any person, regardless of gender identity. Pansexual people need not have had specific sexual experiences to be pansexual; in fact, they need not have had any sexual experience at all to identify as pansexual.
A reclaimed slur for anybody in the LGBT+ community or who do not identify as cisgender and/or heterosexual/heteroromantic.
Sexually attracted to intelligence or the human mind.
Being primarily sexually, romantically, and/or aesthetically attracted to genderqueer, transgender, and/or non-binary people.
When you’ve had Gender Reassignment Surgery (or Gender Reaffirming Surgery) to change the sexual organs you were born with to that of a different gender.
When you identify with a gender different than that you were assigned at birth?