As the acronyms that represent the LGBT community get longer, the time to identify every letter and what they stand for also get extended. If you’re like me, you’d probably be confused as to why so many abbreviations exist in the first place.
However, the answer is fairly simple. The community is just far too vast for all gender identities or other spectrums to be able to fit in the word ‘LGBT’. It may be intimidating at first but the terms are fairly simple as the meaning for each letter is pretty much carried over from a smaller yet identical expression used before.
Today, in this article, I will state and briefly define the meaning of LGBTQQIP2SAA.
What Does LGBTQQIP2SAA Stand For?
LGBTQQIP2SAA, as you might have noticed, is probably one of the longer abbreviations that are used in the community. It’s not very common but the meaning of the letters is pretty much carried over from other similar terms.
The acronym LGBTQQIP2SAA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Intersex, Pansexual, Two-Spirit, Asexual, and Ally.
Out of these 7 terms are associated with sexual orientation and 3 are affiliated with gender identities.
Ally, however, is not related to either sexual orientation or identity. They’re heterosexual beings that support the cause and fight for the community’s rights. Many Allies argue that they should not be included in the umbrella term along with LGBT.
Below I will list out and explain the various sexual orientations and identities that are covered under the term LGBTQQIP2SAA.
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Sexual Orientations is the term that is used to define who a person wishes to form romantic relationships with. A person’s want to form a sexual or romantic connection with the preferred gender or sex is the best way to describe sexual orientation. Here are some of the categories.
- Lesbian – A woman who is only attracted to other females and is not straight. Lesbians can only like other women and not any other gender.
- Gay – A man who is only attracted to other males and is not straight. Gays can only like other men and not any other gender.
- Bisexual – A person who is romantically or sexually attracted to more than one gender. They are open to having feelings for both men and women.
- Questioning – People who are unaware of who they wish to form romantic connections with and are still exploring are called Questioning. These people are in the stage where they still aren’t sure about their sexual orientation or their identities.
- Queer – Queers are individuals who do not conform to the gender or sexual identity that society has given them. They can be lesbian, gay or bisexual.
- Asexual – People who have no sexual desire. These individuals are not sexually attracted to any specific gender, however, they can form relationships or be interested in other people.
- Pansexual – People who do not have a preference when it comes to gender or identity or orientation. They find any person attractive regardless of whether its a male, female, bisexual, transgender and so on.
Gender Identity is what one perceives to be their sex. It can be the same as birth or it can differ according to the sex the person later wants to identify themselves as.
- Transgender – People who decide to change their gender identity or sex that they were assigned at birth.
- Intersex – A person who has both men and women sex characteristics. Intersexuals may share genitals, chromosomes or gonads to both genders.
- Two-Spirit – Term used by small indigenous communities that describe a third gender not confided to just man and woman.
I hope this article helped you getter a better insight on LGBTQQIP2SAA!