LGBTQ Gender Identity

What Are All These Other “Sexualities” About?

Often cisgender (straight people) become confused by all the terms used to describe gender identity and different types of sexuality. Although most are familiar with what the letters in the LGBTQ acronym represent within the gay community, people remain stumped when it comes to figuring out what the little “+” defines. The information provided below is not meant to be a vocabulary lesson, but rather an aid in helping others to understand the gender fluidity that exists in today’s society and to help others understand that gender identity and sexual identity have little or nothing to do with acceptance.