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LGBTIQ Terminology

LGBTIQ – is a shortcut to words lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, quir.
Lesbian – A feminine person experiencing sexual, romantic, physical and / or spiritual attraction for other women.

Gay (homosexual) – Men who are attracted to men in a romantic, erotic and / or emotional sense. Although it is commonly used for male that are attracted to and enter into intimate relationships with other men, both expressions of gay and homosexuality are treated as a mark for gay women.

Bisexual – Persons experiencing sexual, romantic, physical and / or emotive attraction for people of their sex, but also other sexes, do not have to be at the same time, in the same way or the same degree.

A transgender person – A simpler term for people’s gender identity that differs from the biological one, determined after their birth.

Trends – Women with gender identity different from those imposed by society according to their biological gender ratings. Trans (abbreviated) can be MTF (male-female-female) and FTM (female-to-male). Their sexuality is not directly related to gender identity, and varies across the entire spectrum of sexual identities.

Quir – quire is not a sexual or gender identity, on the contrary, it is a logic to emphasize the ongoing process of recreating new perceptions of the various given identities from outside and from inside the person. Quire is often used for political purposes to increase the visibility of LGBTI individuals, but also within the movement, to show that the work on each identity is not finite but multifaceted and fluid over time.
Intersex – Intersex is a set of medical conditions that show congenital anomalies of the reproductive and sexual system. People who are Intersex are born with external genitalia, or internal reproductive systems that are not considered “standard” for male or female. The existence of intersexuals shows that there are not only two kinds and that our thinking about the sex (trying to make you all fit into the men’s box or women’s box) is socially built.

Gender Identity – Indicates an inner sense of gender identity as a man, as a woman, as something outside the separation of the genera, or as something in between. Gender identity may be the same with the assigned gender after birth, or may be different from it.
Sexual orientation refers to sensitive, romantic and sexual attraction towards persons of a certain gender, towards persons of the opposite sex, to persons of the same sex or to persons of both sexes. These sexual orientations are divided into heterosexual, homosexuality, and bisexuality.


Straight (Heterosexuality) – People who are attracted emotionally, romantically and / or sexually by persons of the opposite sex.

Homophobia – Hate or fear of homosexuals, most often by heterosexual people.

Biphobia – Hate or fear of people who are bisexual. It has a frequent occurrence in groups and individuals of different sexual orientation and regardless of gender identity. This is a common cause of discrimination against people because of the unwarranted fear and unreasonable support of stereotypes about bisexuals.

Transfobia – Hate or fear of transgender people. Unfortunately, this type of discrimination often encompasses various types of violence against transgender people.

Autohomophobia – Hate or fear of homosexual people, most often by members of the same community.