QUEER QUERIES CLARIFIED

What does Q in LGBTQ stand for?

Naveen Samala

16 days ago|2 min read

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT Q STANDS FOR IN LGBTQ?

Is There a Difference Between Being Transgender and Transsexual? 

How is sexual orientation different from gender identity?

Is there a need to set up Gender-neutral washrooms?

What is the role of parents when they find out that their child is different?

Curious enough?

This post is here for you!!!!

 

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Let us learn the basics of identities first because identities are VERY important!

According to ok2bme.com:

"People often use LGBTQ+ to mean all of the communities included in the “LGBTTTQQIAA”:

Lesbian

Gay

Bisexual

Transgender

Transsexual

2/Two-Spirit

Queer

Questioning

Intersex

Asexual

Ally

+ Pansexual

+ Agender

+ Gender Queer

+ Bigender

+ Gender Variant

+ Pangender

This post is based on our conversation with Queer Sensitisation Catalyst Delshad Master on  #TGV204.

She says all of us are equals, but not the same.

But first, let us cover some more basics:

Sexual Orientation vs Gender identity vs Gender expressions

Sexual Orientation is whom you feel attracted to and Gender identity is whom you feel you are.

Gender expression is how you express your gender identity.

Transgenders vs transsexuals

All-trans people are not transsexual but all transsexuals are trans.

Only those people who undergo *** reassignment surgery are transsexual.

What about CIS and Trans?

CIS means the person who identifies with the *** they were assigned at birth. Trans means people whose gender identity is the opposite of their assigned sex 

 

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Why are pronouns important?

It is highly wrong to call someone by the pronoun that they don't associate with themselves, so it becomes important for everyone to use the correct pronouns.

How to know your sexual orientation and Do you need to be sexually active to know your sexual orientation?

The answer is NO, just like a male or a female child, a special child also starts to know about his or her sexual orientation, when he/she reaches adolescence.

 

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Tune into #TGV204 for more insights!

The Episode link is available in the first comment.

Thanks for reading!

 

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Naveen Samala

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