LGBTIQ+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and anyone else who is diverse in sex, gender or sexuality.
There are many different variations of the acronym (LGBTI+, LGBT, GLBT, LGBTIQA+, etc.) but they are all intended to encompass anyone who is diverse in their sex, sexuality and/or gender.
It’s not easy growing up in a world that seems to assume that we will only be attracted to the opposite sex or that the sex we were assigned at birth is also our gender identity. Life can be confusing and complicated, and it gets more so when people question our sexuality and/or gender identity. Our identity is who we are, so it makes sense that it’s important to us.
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