LGBTQ2S+

We use LGBTQ2S+ instead of LGBT or LGBTQ to include two-spirited Indigenous people and also other gender and sexual minorities, in addition to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

LGB Lesbian Gay Bisexual
TQ2S Transgender Queer Two-Spirit
+ Plus


Queer

The term Queer was originally used in a derogatory way, but has been reclaimed as an umbrella term to include all gender and sexual minorities, without needing to specify.


Non-Binary

Non-binary people don’t identify as strictly male or strictly female. Genderqueer refers to feeling both male AND female, either at the same time or at different times.


Asexual
(Ace)

Someone who does not experience sexual attraction is asexual. Asexual people may still have romantic attraction, and may be sexually active.


Pansexuals can be sexually attracted to anyone - men or women, cis or trans, non-binary or binary.

Pansexual
(Pan)

… add lots more!