Also: LGBTQ, LGBT+, queer & pansexual (that is me).
This seems to be confusing for some people, so I’ll try to help. I would like to start off by saying that I am not an expert in human sexuality, I am just giving you my interpretation of these terms.
- Trying to give a good LGBT Explanation is complicated. So, if I say anything that is incorrect or offensive it was unintentional. I have a lot of respect for the problems that the LGBTQ community faces. So here we go.
So, let’s start with the easiest part, the “L” & “G”.
“L” stands for lesbian, simply put women who are attracted to women. “G” stands for gay, the male version of lesbian, or men who like men.
That was pretty easy, so let’s go on to the “B”. “B” means bi-sexual, or women who like both women & men, also men who like women & men as well.
Now let’s get to the trickier part, the “T”. The first three letters “LGB” are describing a sexual preference, who am I attracted to. But the “T” describes a sexual identity, who am I as a person. If, for instance, I am a transgender female, then I was born physically as a male, but I am actually a female inside.
A transgender male is just the opposite, born with a female body but inside a man. It seems confusing but think of it like this; you have the brain of one sex, but the body of another. I’ll go into more detail in my next video.
That brings us to the “Q”, that stands for queer. Not queer in the derogatory sense, but queer as in odd. I’ll be honest this term even confuses me a bit. It refers to people who don’t identify with the other types or refuse to identify as a form of protest.
Wow, you made it but there is one more thing to discuss.
There is a letter that is not in the “LGBTQ” acronym, & it is “P”. I guess that is covered by the +.
Pansexual is similar to bi-sexual, but also includes the attraction to all people regardless of their sexual identity. Pansexuals just love everybody. I identify as pansexual myself & I like to say I like someone because of who they are, not what they are.
Whatever you identify with just remember that we are all people & it shouldn’t matter what our preferences are, we all just want love.
LGBT Explanation Video.
- Learn even more at LGBT – Wikipedia
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