LGBTQ+ Exploration

Art above by Sydney Gutwein.

A place to share your stories with other people in the LGBTQ+ community while exploring labels and what each one means in a safe place. The definitions without links are ones that we are currently working on. We will continue to add historical and current information to all definitions. Contact us with questions, concerns, or informational corrections/mistakes/comments about anything below.


Exploring LGBTQ+ Labels:

When talking to someone you haven’t met before, consider using genderneutral pronouns, such as they/them, or asking what their preferred pronouns are. See below for a list of common pronouns


Pronouns:

SubjectObjectPossessivePossessive PronounReflexive
HeHimHisHisHimself
SheHerHerHersHerself
TheyThemTheirTheirsThemselves
Ze (Zie)HirHirHirsHirself

What are neopronouns? Click here to learn more! (Coming soon)


Normativity Terms:

Amatonormativity

Heteronormativity


Queer

Queer means that you are not straight, but does not necessarily imply that you are gay. You could be bisexual, asexual, biromatic, or any of the other orientations! Queer refers to the non cisgender heterosexual community of LGBTQ+ individuals.


Exploring Fluidity

Click here to explore Gender Fluidity

Click here to explore Sexual Fluidity (Coming soon)


Sex vs Gender (Coming soon!)

Content coming soon!


LGBTQ+ Activism

Content coming soon!


Resources:

It Gets Better Project – LGBTQ+ community help link

The Trevor Project – Hotline and support

Celebrity Stories – Youtube Channel

Project Contrast – Personal stories categorized by state


Visit our project list here.

ActivismImpacts
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