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What is LGBTQIA+

Posted on the 01 June 2020 by Kaushikgov @kaushikgov

An informative post on ‘Pride’ by my good friend and colleague Kriti..

What is LGBTQIA+Anhad/अनहद

Eeetttssss Pride Month. We have LGBTQIA+ everywhere around us, they’re either not visible to us or we unintentionally deny their existence. So, here is a go-to reference for anyone who wants to know, or create a safe space for their queer friends and fam but just haven’t been exposed to these terms. 🌈💖 LGBTQIA+ is a collective phrase for: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, Queers, Intersex and Asexuals. The plus sign denotes the scope of inclusion of anyone who does not identify with any of these labels.
  1.  Sex: Biological, assigned at birth, based on genitals, chromosomes and secondary sex characteristics.
  2. Gender: Social Construct, a performance based on norms set by a community or culture. It is not a binary, where you have a male, a female and the third or neuter gender. It is a fluid concept and can be independent of what reproductive organs we carry.
  3. Sexuality

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