LGBTQIAPK+ and What It Means
Are you kinda confused about the LGBT community? I'll try to clear some stuff up.
Here is what LGBT+ stands for, plus some gender terms you might want to be familiar with.
L, G, B & T
The first four letters stand for:
L- lesbian ( girls who like only girls )
G - Gay ( guys who only like guys )
B - Bisexual ( girls or guys that like girls and boys )
T - Transexual ( female to male or male to female )
These are the four simplest terms so let's get into the others. There are a lot of people who don't support the LGBT community. Many other people only believe that you can be either gay or straight and that everything else doesn't exist, they are very closed minded. A lot of people aren't educated on the LGBT community and don't even know what the first four letters of LGBT means. The concept of being anything but straight is very hard for people to come to terms with especially religious people.
Q, I, A, P, and K
Q- Queer (a homosexual male)
Q - Questioning (when a person is unsure of their sexuality at that given time)
I - Intersexual (both male and female physical characteristics)
A- Asexual (without sexual feelings or associations)
A- Aromantic (having no desire to be romantically involved with a other person)
A- Ally (A supporter of the LGBT+ community that does not identify as LGBT+)
P- Pansexual (not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity)
P- Polygamous (having more than one sexual partner)
K- Kinks (fetish(es) seen as abnormal to the public, ie. biting, bondage/bsdm, public sex, spanking, tranny sex, etc.)
This is when things get a little more complicated and this is where a lot of people say all of this is bullshit. I have many LGBT+ friends and they still get bullied to this day getting called "faggot" and other derogatory words just because of their sexuality. I included Ally in the A definition because I love the idea of allies because I have so many straight friends who support LGBT+ and that makes me so proud that more and more people are becoming open minded. A lot of people get confused after the LGBTQ because that's where they think it ends but it never ends even the acronym isn't long enough for all of the spectrum. Gender and sexuality ranges forever and a lot aren't acknowledged because of it. I support any gender and sexuality that you are no matter what. I'm going to list some of the other genders and sexualities I know of that weren't on this list below. I really hope this educates at least one person or helps one person realize their true sexuality and gender(s).
Here are some more terms that I know of dealing with genders.
Genderfluid - (Identifies as either having an overlap of, or indefinite lines between, gender identity; having two or more genders)
Agender - (identifies as having no gender)
Bigender - (identifying as two genders)
Trigender - (identifying as three genders)
Pangender - (identifying as one more more genders)
Polygender - (identifying as one more more genders)
Transgender - (denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex.)
Cis - (the person identifies as the gender they were born with)
Gender Apathetic - (When you really do not identify nor care about any particular gender. You are fine passing off as whatever and you really do not have an opinion towards your own gender.)
Demigender - (When you feel as if you are one part a defined gender and one or more parts an undefined gender.)
These are just a few of the genders I could think of that weren't included in the LGBT acronym. I probably missed a few important ones but I'm not even certain of all the genders. There are so many different people in the world and we are just being to accept LGBT and I believe over time more genders and sexualities will form. I don't understand the people who are like science proves there are only two genders because yes there are two physical but mentally everyone is different and that's why we can change our gender not only mentally but physically as well. If that's not progress I don't know what is.
Some Sexualities Worth Mentioning
Polyamorous - (An umbrella term referring to people who have or are open to have consensually have relationships with multiple people at the same time)
Monoamorous - (People who have or or open to have relationships with only one other person at a time. The term, monogamous, is also sometimes used.)
Bicurious - (People who are open to experiment with genders that are not only their own, but do not know if they are open to forming any sort of relationship with multiple genders.)
Heterosexual - (The attraction to a gender different from their own (commonly used to describe someone who is gender binary [female or male] attracted to the other binary gender)
I'm sorry if I missed something I promise I didn't mean to but I hope you're a little more educated on the LGBTQ+ community now and maybe even figured out your gender or sexually. No matter what I support you and I think you're valid. I myself am bisexual and gender apathetic. I hope you enjoyed reading so thank you for your time.