What does LGBTIQ mean
You may have seen this acronym before, or ones with a similar combination of letters. LGBTIQ is an acronym that includes commonly used definitions of people who are not heterosexual (exclusively attracted to the opposite sex), cis-gendered (define their gender as male or female), or biologically male or female.
- Check out this comprehensive* list of LGBTIQ terms and definitions.
- Minus 18 also has great definitions for LGBTIQ and useful resources for support and social connection.
We recognise that LGBTIQ is not an all-inclusive term. For example, it does not encompass gender fluidity, asexuality or agender. We use this acronym deliberately to be as inclusive as possible without constantly adding letters to the acronym, with the risk of confusing people. You are welcome to use our Counselling Services no matter how you define your sexuality, gender or sex.
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