Today the term LGBTQ is used everywhere, but what does this actually mean? In this blog I try to clarify this.

LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ is used everywhere since the last few years. This is because this term is – almost – comprehensive. LGBTQ + stands for Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Queer. The + describes all other forms of modes.

What other orientations are there then?

Everyone probably knows what a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person is.
Where a transgender man means that he has gone from woman to man and a transgender woman means that she has gone from man to woman. In addition, we also have:

  • Asexual: A person does not feel sexually attracted to people of any orientation. On the basis of emotion and love, this person can be attracted to someone else.
  • Pan-sexual: a person is hereby both sexually and emotionally attracted to other persons of any sex.
  • Bisexual: a person is sexually and emotionally attracted to men and women.
  • Homosexual: a man is sexually and emotionally attracted to another man.
  • Lesbian: a woman is sexually and emotionally attracted to another woman.
  • Transgender: the gender on which a transgender is attracted to (often) doesn’t change after the transition.

There are many more diverse orientations than I have mentioned, these are divided into different categories:

  • Gender identity
  • Preference based on gender
  • Preference based on age
  • Preference based on certain behavior

In general we can say that everyone is classified in a box, in my opinion this does not have to be the case. On the other hand, I am very happy that we nevertheless have a certain stamp in modern Western society that we are relatively well accepted and have all rights like everyone else, after years of struggle.

Did you know everything in this blog? And what is your opinion about the fact that everyone is placed in a certain box? In my next blog I will write about different orientations in different cultures.

Hug,

Bert

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Bert

24 years, always cheerful and enthusiastic. Service technician in heart and soul with a passion for photography and likes to have a drink with friends!

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