LGBTQIA

What does LGBTQIA stand for?

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and/or Ally

LGBTQIA is an acronym that stands for "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and/or Ally." It is typically used to refer to the queer community and their allies as a whole.

The LGBTQIA acronym was formed in the early 2010s and gained wider usage throughout the decade. It comes from the LGBT and LGBTQ acronyms but is more inclusive because it includes Intersex, Asexual, and/or Ally. LGBTQIA is commonly used in the gay community but is most often seen online in June during Pride month.

Breakdown of LGBTQIA:

  • Lesbian - A homosexual woman.
  • Gay - A homosexual person.
  • Bisexual - A person attracted to both males and females.
  • Transgender - A person who identifies with a gender identity different from his or her sex.
  • Queer - A person who is transgender or not heterosexual.
  • Intersex - A person who was born with several variations in sex characteristics that do not fit in the standard male or female category.
  • Asexual - A person who is not sexually attracted to anyone or has very little interest in sexual activity.
  • Ally - A person who joins together with members in the LGBTQIA community to help their cause.

Example

"You coming to the LGBTQIA parade downtown today?"
LGBTQIA means "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and/or Ally"

LGBTQIA means "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and/or Ally"

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Last Updated: June 13, 2019

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