Because LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex) related terminology is rapidly changing and represents many different communities we offer multiple resources for you here to begin to explore LGBTQI terminology. Note when dealing with individuals it is important to use the terminology and pronouns with which they most identify.
- A list of definitions of some LGBTQIA and related terms from the Gender Equity Resource Center at Berkeley can be found here.
- The Gender Centre’s Terminology of Intersex is a useful page laying out what language specifically regarding intersex individuals is correct and appropriate, and why.
- GLAAD’s An Ally’s Guide to Terminology: Talking about LGBT People and Equality lays out terms to use and terms to avoid, and why. This is a great way to introduce your self to appropriate language regarding LGBT folks.