Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or Questioning)
LGBTQ+ is our new peer support group in partnership with Pride Cymru, ARC and South Wales Police.
If you identify as LGBTQ+ and allies, need further information and wish to meet other likeminded people then come along when our group is on.
LGBTQ+ is an "inclusive" way to represent all the different identities in the longer acronym but here's a breakdown of what each of the letters in LGBTQQIAAP mean.
Lesbian: a woman who is attracted to other women
Gay: a man who is attracted to other men or broadly people who identify as homosexual
Bisexual: a person who is attracted to both men and women
Transgender: a person whose gender identity is different from the sex the doctor put down on their birth certificate
Queer: originally used as a hate term, some people want to reclaim the word, while others find it offensive. It can be a political statement, suggest that someone doesn't want to identify with "binaries" (e.g. male v female, homosexual v straight) or that they don't want to label themselves only by their sexual activity
Questioning: a person who is still exploring their sexuality or gender identity
Intersex: a person whose body is not definitively male or female. This may be because they have chromosomes which are not XX or XY or because their genitals or reproductive organs are not considered "standard"
Allies: a person who identifies as straight but supports people in the LGBTQQIAAP community
Asexual: a person who is not attracted in a sexual way to people of any gender
Pansexual: a person whose sexual attraction is not based on gender and may themselves be fluid when it comes to gender or sexual identity