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LGBTQIA+ Wiki

LGBTQIA+ Wiki is a dedicated resource for LGBTQIA+ topics, including sexual and romantic orientations, gender identities, and the LGBTQIA+ community as a whole. LGBTQIA+ means Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Aromantic/Agender, plus many more included in these terms.

Launched on January 19, 2022, this wiki is the primary Fandom-hosted resource for the English-speaking LGBTQIA+ community. We hope to create an open, welcoming, and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe and respected. Our goal is to provide an objective, educational, and comprehensive resource about all things LGBTQIA+. Anyone can register for an account to contribute to and expand this wiki.

Unsure where to start? Get an overview of the terminology used here and in the community, read our policies, talk to an administrator, or just click one of the below links to start exploring!

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Gender identity
A person's internal, deeply-held sense of their own gender (if any).
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History
Key events in LGBTQIA+ history around the world.
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Sexual orientation
A person's sexual attractions or desires (if any) toward other people.
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LGBTQIA+ people who are icons to the community.
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Romantic orientation
A person's romantic attractions or desires (if any) toward other people.
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Organizing
Groups worldwide connect and support LGBTQIA+ people.
Gender
Gender is generally defined by behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits assigned certain meanings by society. An individual's gender includes their identity, expression, and presentation, as well as the roles and norms associated with them. Although historically equated with sex, gender is increasingly understood as being separate. A person's gender identity may or may not align with their birth assignment. Most people, whether cisgender or transgender, have a gender identity of male/man/boy or female/woman/girl. For others, their gender identity does not fit neatly into one of those binary terms, such as people who are non-binary or genderqueer.
Transgender Flag  Transgender Transfeminine flag  Transfeminine Transmasculine flag  Transmasculine
Agender Flag  Agender Androgyne Pride Flag  Androgyne Demigender Flag  Demigender
Genderfluid Flag  Genderfluid Genderqueer Flag  Genderqueer Neutrois Flag  Neutrois
Non-binary Flag  Non-binary Pangender flag  Pangender Xenogender Flag  Xenogender
Sexual Orientations
Sexual orientation, also known as sexuality, refers to a person's sexual attractions towards others. The terms generally express which gender or genders a person is attracted to in relation to the person's own, if any. Others relate to how a person does or does not experience sexual attraction. While the most common terms are largely defined using the gender binary of male or female, sexuality and gender are more expansive than that. Sexual orientation and sexual activity can be independent of each other. Orientation also is not equivalent to a person's gender.
Asexual Flag  Asexual (spectrum) Abrosexual Flag  Abrosexual Bisexual Flag  Bisexual
Demisexual Flag  Demisexual Omnisexual Flag  Omnisexual Pansexual Flag  Pansexual
Gay Men Pride Flag 2019  Gay Community Lesbian Flag  Lesbian Chevron Queer Flag  Queer
Romantic Orientations
Romantic orientation is related a person's romantic attractions or desires rather than sexual ones. While sexual orientation labels usually imply both sexual and romantic interest, a person's romantic and sexual attractions may differ. They are not the same thing for everyone and can be defined separately. The Split Attraction Model is sometimes used to convey these differences.
Aromantic Flag  Aromantic (spectrum) Abroromantic flag  Abroromantic Biromantic flag (by pride-flags)  Biromantic
Demiromantic Flag  Demiromantic Omniromantic flag Omniromantic Panromantic Pride Flag  Panromantic

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