What's your past experience or horror story?
As an LGBTQI identified person, what's your biggest fear about talking to healthcare providers or a counsellor or therapist? OR what is your horror story of working with somebody who didn't understand how to work with you
Any other LGBTQI aggressions or microaggressions you want to share? (i.e. My siblings won't allow their kids to come to our house because we're gay.) (or, the always relevant bathroom story......)
What is your gender expression; what part masculine, what part feminine? Check all that apply. Or only one. Your expression/ Your choice.
Agender: A term for people whose gender identity and expression does not align with man, woman, or any other gender. A similar term used by some is gender-neutral.
Androgynous: Identifying and/or presenting as neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine.
Asexual: A sexual orientation generally characterized by not feeling sexual attraction or a desire for partnered sexuality. Asexuality is distinct from celibacy, which is the deliberate abstention from sexual activity. Some asexual people do have sex. There are many diverse ways of being asexual.
Bigender: Someone whose gender identity encompasses both man and woman. Some may feel that one side or the other is stronger, but both sides are present.
Cisgender Male: A term used to describe someone whose gender identity aligns with the sex assigned to them at birth.
Cisgender Female: A term used to describe someone whose gender identity aligns with the sex assigned to them at birth.
Gender Expansive: An umbrella term used for individuals who broaden their own culture’s commonly held definitions of gender, including expectations for its expression, identities, roles, and/or other perceived gender norms. Gender expansive individuals include those who identify and transgender, as well as anyone else whose gender in some way is seen to be stretching the surrounding society’s notion of gender.
Gender fluid: A person who does not identify with a single fixed gender, and expresses a fluid or unfixed gender identity. One’s expression of identity is likely to shift and change depending on context.
Gender non-conforming: A broad term referring to people who do not behave in a way that conforms to the traditional expectations of their gender, or whose gender expression does not fit neatly into a category.
Gender Outlaw: A person who refuses to be defined by conventional definitions of male and female.
Gender questioning: A person who may be processing, questioning, or exploring how they want to express their gender identity.
Genderqueer: A term for people who reject notions of static categories of gender and embrace a fluidity of gender identity and often, though not always, sexual orientation. People who identify as genderqueer may see themselves as being both male and female, neither male nor female or as falling completely outside these categories.
Gender Variant: A person who varies from the expected characteristics of the assigned gender.
Non-binary: Any gender that falls outside of the binary system of male/female or man/woman.
Passing Male: A term used by transgender people which means that they are perceived by others as the gender with which they self-identify.
Passing Female: A term used by transgender people which means that they are perceived by others as the gender with which they self-identify.
Questioning: The process of exploring one’s own gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation. Some people may also use this term to name their identity within the LGBTQIA community.
Queer: An umbrella term people often use to express fluid identities and orientations.
Transgender: An umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or expression is different from cultural and social expectations based on the sex they were assigned at birth.
Trans woman: A person may choose to identify this way to capture their gender identity as well as their lived experience as a transgender person. Some transwomen may also use MTF or M2F to describe their identity.
Trans man: A person may choose to identify this way to capture their gender identity as well as their lived experience as a transgender person. Some trans men may also use FTM or F2M to describe their identity.
Transitioning: The social, legal, and/or medical process a person may go through to live outwardly as the gender with which they identify, rather than the gender they were assigned at birth. Transitioning can include some or all of the following: telling loved ones and co-workers, using a different name and pronouns, dressing differently, changing one’s name and/or sex on legal documents, hormone therapy, and possibly one or more types of surgery.
Transsexual person: A generational term for people whose gender identity is different from their assigned sex at birth, and seek to transition from male to female or female to male. This term is no longer preferred by many people, as it is often seen as overly clinical, and was associated with psychological disorders in the past.
Two-spirit: A term that refers to historical and current First Nations people whose individual spirits were a blend of male and female. This term has been reclaimed by some in Native American LGBT communities to honor their heritage and provide an alternative to the Western labels of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.
OTHER: I've got my own name for how I identify (YES!!!) or I have another cultural term you don't have listed (hit me up and I'll get it listed!)
Sexual Identity OTHER
Sexual Identity OTHER (if you want to use your own words, which are probably better than the choices above)