Homophobia – anxiety about lesbians and men that are gay. Prejudice is generally an even more accurate description of hatred or antipathy toward LGBT individuals.
Intersex – those who obviously (this is certainly, without the medical interventions) develop main and/or additional sex characteristics that don’t fit nicely into societyвЂ™s definitions of female or male. Numerous visibly intersex babies/children are surgically modified by health practitioners which will make their intercourse characteristics conform to societal binary norm expectations. Intersex folks are fairly typical, although societyвЂ™s denial of these presence has permitted extremely small room for intersex dilemmas become talked about publicly. Has replaced hermaphrodite, that will be inaccurate, outdated, problematic, and generally speaking offensive, because it means having both sexes and also this is perhaps not fundamentally real, as you will find at the least 16 other ways to be intersex.
Into the Life – usually employed by communities of color to denote addition into the LGBTQ communities.
Kinsey Scale – Alfred Kinsey, a sociologist that is renowned described a range for a scale of 0 6 to spell it out the sort of libido within a person. 0 Entirely Heterosexual 6: Completely Homosexual. Inside the 1948 work intimate Behavior into the Human Male. The Kinsey Scale is actually utilized to dissect the bisexual community and explain the differences when considering intimate orientation and preference that is sexual.
Lesbian – A woman whoever enduring real, intimate and/or attraction that is emotional with other females. Some lesbians may would like to recognize as homosexual (adj.) or as homosexual females.
LGBTQQIA – An acronym used to refer to all or any intimate minorities: Lesbian, Gay/Gender Neutral/Gender Queer, Bisexual/Bigender, Transgender/Transvestite/Transsexual, Questioning/Queer, Intersex, and Allies/Androgynous/Asexual. Continue reading