As an advocate it is important to get familiar with words used by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) communities. This list was written in plain language. We want you to know:
- There are many ways to describe these words. Some people may use a different definition.
- There are many words not on this list. We wanted to focus on the basic words.
- Words and what they mean change all the time. We will try to keep this list up to date. Let us know if you have any suggestions.