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Metaphor used to describe LGBT people's self-disclosure of their sexual orientation or of their gender identity. Wikipedia

  • Process by which LGBT people meet, relate and become integrated in the LGBT community, especially with people of the same sexual orientation and gender identity, helping to build their own identity as well. Gay-Straight alliances (GSAs) started to appear in the '80s. Wikipedia

  • Act of disclosing an LGBT person's sexual orientation or gender identity without that person's consent. Outing gives rise to issues of privacy, choice, hypocrisy, and harm in addition to sparking debate on what constitutes common good in efforts to combat homophobia and heterosexism. Wikipedia

  • Homosexuality

    Romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender. Enduring pattern of emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attractions" to people of the same sex. Wikipedia

  • LGBT stereotypes

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) stereotypes are conventional, formulaic generalizations, opinions, or images based on the sexual orientations or gender identities of LGBT people. Increased reliance on generalizations. Wikipedia

  • In Canada, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT) or Gender and Sexual Minority (GSM) refugees and asylum-seekers are those who make refugee claims to Canada due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country." Wikipedia

  • Kansas Equality Coalition

    Statewide LGBT rights organization whose mission is to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The coalition seeks to ensure the dignity, safety and legal equality of all Kansans. Wikipedia

  • Corrective rape

    Hate crime in which one or more people are raped because of their perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. To turn the person heterosexual or to enforce conformity with gender stereotypes. Wikipedia

  • Passing (sociology)

    Ability of a person to be regarded as a member of an identity group or category different from their own, which may include racial identity, ethnicity, caste, social class, sexual orientation, gender, religion, age and/or disability status. Passing may result in privileges, rewards, or an increase in social acceptance, or be used to cope with stigma. Thus, passing may serve as a form of self-preservation or self-protection in instances where expressing one's true or prior identity may be dangerous. Wikipedia

  • Queer studies

    Study of issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity usually focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender dysphoria, asexual, queer, questioning, intersex people and cultures. Examination of the identity, lives, history, and perception of queer people. Wikipedia

  • Document about human rights in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity, published as the outcome of an international meeting of human rights groups in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in November 2006. The Principles were supplemented in 2017, expanding to include new grounds of gender expression and sex characteristics, and a number of new principles. Wikipedia

  • Sexuality and gender identity-based cultures

    Sexuality and gender identity-based cultures are subcultures and communities composed of people who have shared experiences, backgrounds, or interests due to common sexual or gender identities. Among the first to argue that members of sexual minorities can also constitute cultural minorities were Adolf Brand, Magnus Hirschfeld, and Leontine Sagan in Germany. Wikipedia

  • Closeted and in the closet are adjectives for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, LGBTQ+ people who have not disclosed their sexual orientation or gender identity and aspects thereof, including sexual identity and sexual behavior. Hiding part of their identity because of social pressure. Wikipedia

  • Identity politics

    Term that describes a political approach wherein people of a particular religion, race, social background, class or other identifying factor develop political agendas and organize based upon the interlocking systems of oppression that affect their lives and come from their various identities. Identity politics centers the lived experiences of those facing various systems of oppression to better understand the ways in which racial, economic, sex-based, gender-based, and other forms of oppression are linked and to ensure that political agendas and political actions arising out of identity politics leave no one behind. Wikipedia


    American education organization working to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and to prompt LGBT cultural inclusion and awareness in K-12 schools. Now headquartered in New York City and has an office of public policy based in Washington, D.C. Wikipedia

  • Sexual orientation

    Enduring pattern of romantic or sexual attraction to persons of the opposite sex or gender, the same sex or gender, or to both sexes or more than one gender. Sometimes identified as the fourth category. Wikipedia

  • LGBT culture

    Culture shared by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals. Sometimes referred to as queer culture , while the term gay culture may be used to mean "LGBT culture" or to refer specifically to homosexual culture. Wikipedia

  • Anti-LGBT rhetoric

    Anti-LGBT rhetoric are themes, catchphrases, and slogans that have been used against homosexuality or other non-heterosexual sexual orientations in order to demean lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. They range from the demeaning and the pejorative to expressions of hostility towards homosexuality which are based on religious, medical, or moral grounds. Wikipedia

  • Pansexuality

    Sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity. Pansexual people may refer to themselves as gender-blind, asserting that gender and sex are not determining factors in their romantic or sexual attraction to others. Wikipedia

  • Process of exploration by people who may be unsure, still exploring, or concerned about applying a social label to themselves for various reasons. Sometimes added to the end of the acronym LGBT ; the "Q" can refer to either queer or questioning. Wikipedia

  • Reconciling Ministries Network

    Organization seeking the inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in both the policy and practices of United Methodist Church. One of many Welcoming Congregation organizations to emerge in American Christianity in the 1980s. Wikipedia

  • Disorder of anxiety or depression related to an uncertainty about one's gender identity or sexual orientation. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists sexual maturation disorder in the ICD-10, under "Psychological and behavioural disorders associated with sexual development and orientation". Wikipedia

  • American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst known for his work on sexual orientation and gender identity. Drescher earned a B.A. in Biology from Brooklyn College in 1972 and a M.D. from University of Michigan Medical School in 1980. Wikipedia

  • Gender and sexual diversity (GSD), or simply sexual diversity, refers to all the diversities of sex characteristics, sexual orientations and gender identities, without the need to specify each of the identities, behaviors, or characteristics that form this plurality. In the Western world, generally simple classifications are used to describe sexual orientation (heterosexuals, homosexuals and bisexuals), gender identity (transgender and cisgender), and related minorities (intersex), gathered under the acronyms LGBT or LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual people, and sometimes intersex people); however, other cultures have other ways of understanding the sex and gender systems. Wikipedia

  • Disorder where a person has difficulties in forming or maintaining a sexual relationship because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. The World Health Organization lists sexual relationship disorder in the ICD-10, under "Psychological and behavioural disorders associated with sexual development and orientation". Wikipedia

  • Violence against LGBT people

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people sometimes experience violence directed toward their sexuality or gender identity. This violence may be enacted by the state, as in laws prescribing punishment for homosexual acts, or by individuals. Wikipedia

  • LGBT demographics of the United States

    The demographics of sexual orientation and gender identity in the United States have been studied in the social sciences in recent decades. A 2017 Gallup poll concluded that 4.5% of adult Americans identified as LGBT with 5.1% of women identifying as LGBT, compared with 3.9% of men. Wikipedia

  • LGBT rights in Kosovo

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Kosovo have improved in recent years, most notably with the adoption of the new Constitution, banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. Still viewed by Kosovar society as a taboo topic. Wikipedia

  • LGBT rights in Morocco

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Morocco face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Illegal in Morocco. Wikipedia

  • LGBT rights in Croatia

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Croatia have expanded in recent years, but LGBT persons may still face some legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. First formally recognized in 2003 under a law dealing with unregistered cohabitations. Wikipedia

  • Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy

    Public policy research institute based at the UCLA School of Law focused on sexual orientation and gender identities issues. Founded in 2001 through a grant by Charles R. "Chuck" Williams. Wikipedia


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  • Few members of the ADF came out as lesbian, gay or bisexual until the late 1990s, however, and those who did were not always welcomed by their comrades.Australian Defence Force-Wikipedia
  • It states that "self-avowed practicing homosexuals" cannot be ordained as ministers, and supports "…laws in civil society that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman."United Methodist Church-Wikipedia
  • Terry Sweeney was SNLs first openly gay male cast member, appearing in the 1985–1986 season, although he was not hired by Lorne Michaels.Saturday Night Live-Wikipedia
  • One of the more notable members of the LGBT community in hip hop is Frank Ocean, who came out in 2012 and has released critically acclaimed albums and won two Grammy Awards.Hip hop-Wikipedia
  • Publicly gay politicians have attained numerous government posts, even in countries that had sodomy laws in their recent past.Homosexuality-Wikipedia
  • Among its mayors are the first Cuban mayor and one of the first openly gay mayors.Key West-Wikipedia

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