The following terms are LGBTQ-related.  When it comes to identities, it's important to remember that - while we have general definitions that we can adopt for words - sexuality and gender are both very subjective and personal experiences.  Therefore, different identities can mean different things to different people!  I have included the most common meanings that I have learned so far from people who identify as such.  Terms are mainly categorized as identities, concepts, objects, acronyms, and descriptors.

At the end of this document there are credits to those who have helped develop this ever-evolving list of terms.

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LGBTQ Terms