What does LGBT+ mean?

The LGBT+ acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and other sexual and gender minorities. RUSU has a dedicated commitment to diversity and inclusion for your University experience.

Lesbian – A woman who likes other women.

Gay – A man who likes other men.

Bisexual – An individual who is attracted to more than one gender.

Transgender – An individual whose gender identity’s do not match the ones they were originally assigned.

+ - The plus stands to incorporate other marginalised and minority sexuality/gender identities. Some can include:

Non-binary – An umbrella term to refer to individuals outside of being a man or woman. Some non-binary individuals identify as trans as well, but this can depend on the individual. Non-binary gender identities manifest and express themselves in different ways, and can include:

  • Gender-fluid/Genderqueer
  • Agender
  • Bigender

 

Asexuality – An individual who may experience no attraction at all. While typically referred to mean all people who experience no attraction at all, it can also refer to individuals who do experience romantic attraction but not sexual, and vice versa.

Pansexual – An individual where gender does not play a part in sexual attraction, so they are consequentially attracted to anyone of any gender.

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