The FAQs of LGBTQA+

What does it all stand for? Click here for a glossary from the University of California, Davis, that covers from A-Z what all the letters mean in the rainbow alphabet.

Below we have compiled a list of terms related to both the LGBTQIA community as well as general social justice terms.  Many of the terms and definitions below are ever-evolving and changing and often mean different things to different people.  They are provided below as a starting point for discussion and understanding.

 

How do parents feel? Click here to read ‘The Child I Love’, a parent’s testimonial by Nevada’s top political reporter, Jon Ralston.

I admit I sometimes still have a hard time with it all. I look around the house, see the pictures of me with my little girl and my eyes fill with tears. But those memories are forever, and Maddy told me not to take them down, that she cherishes those, too.

 

What if I don’t know what to feel? If you’re looking for guidance on navigating your own gender identity, click here to read Teen Vogue’s answer to the question below.

I’m so confused about my gender. Some days, I feel like a girl, and other days I feel like I’m more masculine and maybe like more of a guy. I was assigned female at birth. I’ve always been a tomboy (whatever that means). Is this normal? How do I figure out my gender?