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starfire2012:

** Updated version of previous Terminology PosterSexual, romantic, and gender identities are very personal and often change from person to person. The information below is is simply a general guide to some popular LGBT community terms. When dealing with these terms it is important to remember that gender identity, romantic attraction, and sexuality are independent of each other. Some of these term can be used in a derogatory way and care should be used when speaking with someone about their gender identity, sexuality, or romantic attraction. It is always a best practice to ask the person which terms they prefer.    This is not all the terms under the LGBT umbrella and there are more being discovered every day. If you have a sexual orientation, gender identity, or romantic attraction that is not a part of this list please contact me so that I can add it to this list. I cannot promise that every group will be added or when I will get to it, but I will do my best to be as inclusive and timely as possible.SexualityGay Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Gay-Pride-Flag-448091535?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=29Gay Bear Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Gay-Bear-Pride-Stamp-448260336?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=28Androphilia Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Androphilia-Pride-Stamp-448260571?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=27Lesbian Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Lesbian-Pride-Stamp-448260721?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=26Lipstick Lesbian Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Lipstick-Lesbian-Pride-Stamp-448260864?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=25Gynephilia Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Gynephilia-Pride-Stamp-448261039?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=24Asexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Asexual-Pride-Stamp-448302686?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=23Demisexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Demisexual-Pride-Stamp-448302949?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=22Autosexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Autosexual-Pride-Stamp-448303211?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=21Bisexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Bisexual-Pride-Stamp-448303368?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=20Pansexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Pansexual-Pride-Stamp-448303850?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=19Polysexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Polysexual-Pride-Stamp-448304011?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=18Skoliosexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Skoliosexual-Pride-Stamp-448304255?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=17Lithsexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Lithsexual-Pride-Stamp-486525412Gender IdentityGender Fluid Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Gender-Fluid-Pride-Stamp-457996188?ga_submit_new=10%253A1401673374Androgynous Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Androgynous-Pride-Stamp-448308050?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=10Drag / Feather Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Drag-Feather-Pride-Stamp-448308183?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=9Genderqueer Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Genderqueer-Pride-Stamp-448308333?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=8Bigender Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Bigender-Pride-Stamp-486526602Gender Non-Binary Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Gender-Non-Binary-Pride-Stamp-448308691?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=6Hermaphrodite Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Hermaphrodite-Pride-Stamp-448308868?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=5Intersexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Intersexual-Pride-Stamp-448309003?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=4Neutrois Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Neutrois-Pride-Stamp-448309267?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=3Transexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Transexual-Pride-Stamp-448309488?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=2Transgender Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Transgender-Pride-Stamp-448309626?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=1Two-Spirit Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Two-Spirit-Pride-Stamp-448309724?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=0Trigender Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Trigender-Pride-Stamp-465778229?ga_submit_new=10%253A1404566963Romantic AttractionAromantic Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Aromantic-Pride-Stamp-448306158?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=14Greyromantic Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Greyromantic-Pride-Stamp-448306360?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=13Lithromantics Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Lithromantics-Pride-Stamp-448306572?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=12DemiromanticPride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/DemiromanticPride-Stamp-448306710?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=11Biromantic Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Biromantic-Pride-Stamp-486526283Panromantic Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Panromantic-Pride-Stamp-486526484RelationshipPolyamorous Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Polyamorous-Pride-Stamp-448305630?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=15HeterosexualStraight Ally Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.co/art/Straight-Ally-Pride-Stamp448304655?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=16I plan on making a separate list for, BDSM and fetish, as well as Furry terms and flags. Any relevant resources would be greatly appreciated.    Please feel free to share socially. Do not modified or altered in anyway. Not for commercial use. This Design is listed on Deviant Art and the image itself is really big. You should be able to scroll in and see the text clearly. http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/LGBT-Community-Terminology-and-Flags-448137798

starfire2012:

** Updated version of previous Terminology Poster

Sexual, romantic, and gender identities are very personal and often change from person to person. The information below is is simply a general guide to some popular LGBT community terms. When dealing with these terms it is important to remember that gender identity, romantic attraction, and sexuality are independent of each other. Some of these term can be used in a derogatory way and care should be used when speaking with someone about their gender identity, sexuality, or romantic attraction. It is always a best practice to ask the person which terms they prefer.

    This is not all the terms under the LGBT umbrella and there are more being discovered every day. If you have a sexual orientation, gender identity, or romantic attraction that is not a part of this list please contact me so that I can add it to this list. I cannot promise that every group will be added or when I will get to it, but I will do my best to be as inclusive and timely as possible.

Sexuality
Gay Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Gay-Pride-Flag-448091535?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=29
Gay Bear Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Gay-Bear-Pride-Stamp-448260336?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=28
Androphilia Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Androphilia-Pride-Stamp-448260571?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=27
Lesbian Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Lesbian-Pride-Stamp-448260721?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=26
Lipstick Lesbian Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Lipstick-Lesbian-Pride-Stamp-448260864?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=25
Gynephilia Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Gynephilia-Pride-Stamp-448261039?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=24
Asexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Asexual-Pride-Stamp-448302686?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=23
Demisexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Demisexual-Pride-Stamp-448302949?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=22
Autosexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Autosexual-Pride-Stamp-448303211?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=21
Bisexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Bisexual-Pride-Stamp-448303368?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=20
Pansexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Pansexual-Pride-Stamp-448303850?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=19
Polysexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Polysexual-Pride-Stamp-448304011?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=18
Skoliosexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Skoliosexual-Pride-Stamp-448304255?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=17
Lithsexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Lithsexual-Pride-Stamp-486525412

Gender Identity
Gender Fluid Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Gender-Fluid-Pride-Stamp-457996188?ga_submit_new=10%253A1401673374
Androgynous Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Androgynous-Pride-Stamp-448308050?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=10
Drag / Feather Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Drag-Feather-Pride-Stamp-448308183?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=9
Genderqueer Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Genderqueer-Pride-Stamp-448308333?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=8
Bigender Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Bigender-Pride-Stamp-486526602
Gender Non-Binary Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Gender-Non-Binary-Pride-Stamp-448308691?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=6
Hermaphrodite Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Hermaphrodite-Pride-Stamp-448308868?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=5
Intersexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Intersexual-Pride-Stamp-448309003?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=4
Neutrois Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Neutrois-Pride-Stamp-448309267?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=3
Transexual Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Transexual-Pride-Stamp-448309488?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=2
Transgender Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Transgender-Pride-Stamp-448309626?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=1
Two-Spirit Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Two-Spirit-Pride-Stamp-448309724?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=0
Trigender Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Trigender-Pride-Stamp-465778229?ga_submit_new=10%253A1404566963

Romantic Attraction
Aromantic Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Aromantic-Pride-Stamp-448306158?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=14
Greyromantic Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Greyromantic-Pride-Stamp-448306360?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=13
Lithromantics Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Lithromantics-Pride-Stamp-448306572?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=12
DemiromanticPride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/DemiromanticPride-Stamp-448306710?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=11
Biromantic Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Biromantic-Pride-Stamp-486526283
Panromantic Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Panromantic-Pride-Stamp-486526484

Relationship
Polyamorous Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/Polyamorous-Pride-Stamp-448305630?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=15

Heterosexual
Straight Ally Pride Stamp - http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.co/art/Straight-Ally-Pride-Stamp448304655?q=gallery%3Alovemystarfire%2F49024732&qo=16

I plan on making a separate list for, BDSM and fetish, as well as Furry terms and flags. Any relevant resources would be greatly appreciated.

    Please feel free to share socially. Do not modified or altered in anyway. Not for commercial use.

 This Design is listed on Deviant Art and the image itself is really big. You should be able to scroll in and see the text clearly.
 http://lovemystarfire.deviantart.com/art/LGBT-Community-Terminology-and-Flags-448137798

is this is a sanctuary could you tag slurs please? i noticed u leave queer untagged
Anonymous

I apologize, I am unsure as to who used it.

Also, depending on the context, queer isn’t a slur. It refers to anyone who does not identify as heterosexual. It’s a sort of umbrella term.

Granted, if used as an insult, it is absolutely inappropriate and I am deeply sorry for it being on a blog meant to comfort the LGBTQ+ Community.

*edit* I saw the post. The context it was in was saying queer as an umbrella term regarding non heterosexuals, for they did not wish to assume those in the image were a specific sexual orientation. It was not meant as an insult in the context it was being used it.

~ Admin Fae

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chupaflora:

pondprincen:

bottomjared:

Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission.

Do NOT out anyone.

Got it?

Okay.

this is also a less important point, but still worth noting: DO NOT “come out” as an ally. don’t you dare.

Also - don’t feel pressured to come out. You don’t have an obligation to put yourself in an unsafe situation for any reason.

How can I tell the difference between being bisexual or just wanting to experiment. I'm 16 years old :$
Anonymous

Hi!
First of all, you don’t need to label yourself ever, but I get the desire to have something to associate yourself with. Some people know what they are from the moment they’re born, but others it takes a while to figure out how they identify. Your age, in my eyes, doesn’t make any difference since everyone knows at different times.
You may be bicurious, if you’re unsure and don’t feel 100% certain that you like two genders. Some people are sure without ever having to try anything (since it isn’t like you have to ask someone straight how they know they’re straight if they haven’t had sex, yet every other sexual orientation gets that question), but some people do need to test the waters to see if it’d just curiosity or they do indeed find more than one gender attractive.
Sorry if that doesn’t make sense, feel free to message again in case another admin can explain better.
~ Admin Fae

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gay-men:

A court in Uganda today annuled the nations shockingly harsh anti homosexuality bill. The five judge panel declared that speaker of parliament acted unconstitutionally when she allowed a vote on the bill despite of multiple objections. Homosexuality remains illegal in Uganda, but draconian life imprisonment sentences are now ruled out unless this law is reinstated.  
Let’s hope that this is the beginning of a more reasoned and compassionate turn of events in the region. I suspect a diffficult road still lies ahead.

gay-men:

A court in Uganda today annuled the nations shockingly harsh anti homosexuality bill. The five judge panel declared that speaker of parliament acted unconstitutionally when she allowed a vote on the bill despite of multiple objections. Homosexuality remains illegal in Uganda, but draconian life imprisonment sentences are now ruled out unless this law is reinstated. 

Let’s hope that this is the beginning of a more reasoned and compassionate turn of events in the region. I suspect a diffficult road still lies ahead.