Hi Amores!! How are they? I am going to talk about the LGBTQ+ community.

First, the complete acronyms are LGBTQQIAA and they refer to:

  • Lesbian: is a female homosexual, a female who attraction to other females.
  • Gay: is often used to describe homosexual males but lesbians may also be referred to as gay.
  • Bisexual: is an attraction toward both males and females o people of sex or gender identity.
  • Transgender: is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth.
  • Queer: Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities that are not heterosexual or cisgender.
  • Questioning: is a process of exploration by people who may be unsure, still exploring, and concerned about applying a social label to themselves for various reasons.
  • Intersex: is a variation in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, or genitals that do not allow an individual to be distinctly identified as male or female.
  • Asexual: is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone, or low or absent interest in sexual activity.
  • Ally: is a person who considers themselves a friend to the LGBTQ+ community.

All of these words deal with one of four traits every person. The four traits are gender identily, sexual orientation, biological sex and gender expression.

  • Biological sex: is the physical anatomy with which you are born.
  • Gender Identily: Is the personal felling and conceptualization of oneยดs own gender on the spectrum between male o female.
  • Sexual Orientation: is the gender to which a person is attracted either romantically or sexually in relation to their own.
  • Gender Expression: is how a person chooses to outwardly show their gender identily.

The first idea to talk about is that of a spectrum the lgbtq+ community widely accepts that the four aforementioned traits are all on a spectrum a scale between two opposite points traits can fall on either extreme or anywhere in between.
Well, let's start with terms relating to:

Generate Identity.

First, biological sex. The extremes on this spectrum are male and female these are determined mainly of the genitals, intersex is the term used to describe people whose combination of hormones, internal sex organs and genitals.
Second, gender another spectrum is the scale between boy and girl, boys may use masculine pronouns he/him/his and feel masculine; girls use she/her pronouns and feel feminine; anyone who identifies outside the gender binary falls under the umbrella term of gender queer halfway between the extremes is gender-neutral this means someone who identifies as neither a man or a woman they often choose neutral pronouns they/them/their or a variation of the invented pronouns ze/zir/ze. Someone who is gender fluid may identified differently at different timer a by gender person lives their life at both extremes at different times living both as a man and as a woman with both gender fluid thatยดs why it is important to respect the pronoun for the situation a gender donยดt identify with any gender and often use gender-neutral pronouns. So we already established that gender indentity is the gender you feel inside when your internal gender identity matches youยดre born biological sex thatยดs called cisgender, if they donยดt match transgender.

Transgender people experience gender dysphoria or the uncomfortable felling that their mind and body donยดt match often trans people will choose to transition.

Gender Expressions

Is how people choose to show their gender to the outside world, this refers to the ways in which we each manifest a masculinity or femininity, it is usually an extension of gender identity each of us expresses a Particular gender every day, the clothes we wear, how we style our hair but you cannot assume anything about their gender identity or sexual orientation

Sexual Orientation

Thatยดs our last spectrum and it refers to whom you are attracted on one end we have heterosexual or attraction to someone of the opposite gender opposing there is homosexual or attraction to the same gender, in between is bisexual attraction to both genders and asexual is not attracted to any gender.
Attraction can be broken down even further into both romantic and sexual one is an emotional attraction the other is physical these.
Attractions do not always have to align, for example, someone can be biromantic emotionally attracted to all genders but asexual not physically attracted to any gender.

There are several other sexual orientations like demisexual, skoliosexual, two-spiritetc.

The biggest message you should take away from this explanation is the importance of letting someone define their own gender and sexuality respect their pronouns, respect their chosen name, respect their appearance and respect their choice and partners.

Now, use these new vocab words to define yourself, I am bisexual cisgender female.

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