LGBTQ+ / SOGIE
One of VPrides goals is to inform those, that are confused about things surrounding LGBTQ+ or SOGIE Diverse People, as such it is useful to understand certain terms used in the community.
This is an acronym that stands for: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and the + stands for other sexualities. Other forms of this include Intersex and Asexuality; LGBTQIA+.
Sexuality / Sexual Orientation
This is how an individual identifies in relation to the gender or genders in which they are attracted to.
An individuals personal sense of being or having a certain gender.
This is an acronym that stands for: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression. This term was made as a replacement to the previous LGBTQ+ term.
This is a sexuality by which an individual is attracted emotionally and sexually to other individuals of the same sex exclusively.
This is basically another name for gay but exclusively used when looking at Women that are emotionally and sexually attracted to other women exclusively.
This is a sexuality by which an individual is emotionally and sexually attracted to individuals of either sex, most instances excluding transgender individuals.
This is a sexuality who does not factor in gender in there relations instead are attracted emotionally and sexually to anything, including trans individuals. Often confused with Bi-Sexuality.
This is an umbrella term for sexuality, not specifying what they are attracted to however is only used if one is not heterosexual.
This is a person who has undergone medical procedures, transitioning his or her biological sex to the one which they identify as.
This is person who was born with both female and male sexual organs and other sexual characteristics.