This glossary includes terms related to sexual orientations and gender identities and their definitions. It is not exhaustive on the subject of gender or sexuality and we invite you to contact our association for more information.
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📄️ LGBTQIA+ acronym
Discover the complete meaning of the LGBTQI+ acronym that includes both sexual orientation and gender identity.
Being a lesbian means facing a double discrimination that combines homophobia and sexism known as lesbophobia.
Learn more about the gay community in our glossary that defines different LGBTQIA+ terms.
Embrace the diversity of sexual orientation and its spectrum with a deeper understanding of bisexuality.
📄️ Trans (transgender)
A transgender person is someone who does not identify with the gender assigned to them at birth.
Learn more about the term queer, which is often used as an inclusive term to describe a variety of non-heteronormative sexual orientations and gender identities.
Intersex individuals have physical sexual characteristics that do not conform to typical masculine or feminine norms.
Like bisexuality, pansexuality represents a spectrum where the gender of a person is not taken into account in attraction.
📄️ 2 Spirit
A two spirit person belongs to Indigenous communities and has a gender identity that does not conform to traditional masculine and feminine norms.
📄️ Asexual (ace)
📄️ Aromantic (aro)
📄️ Non binary
Discover non-binary and gain a deeper understanding of the spectrum of gender identity beyond traditional masculine and feminine norms.
📄️ Gender fluid
Genderfluid highlights the concept of gender fluidity, therefore the gender identity of a genderfluid person is not fixed.