LGBTQ – Full form
Full Form of LGBTQ is
L – Lesbian -A girl who loves a girl
G – Gay -A boy who loves a boy
B – Bisexual -A girl / boy who has attraction for both the genders
T – Transgender -who transformed their gender
Q – Questioning -who have doubt on their sexual orientation
Q – Queer
What does the ‘Q’ stand for?
Q can mean either ‘questioning’ or ‘queer
Queer means many things
People use the term queer because it’s not specific to sexual orientation or to gender identity but is more of an umbrella term that can encompass a lot of people.
“Queer is anything that exists outside of the dominant narrative.
“Queer means that you are one of those letters (LGBT), but you could be all of those letters and not knowing is OK,”
Minorities seem to identify with the term in particular because it also can be used to convey the nuances of race and culture and how that intersects with an individual’s gender identity and sexual orientation.
“Queer retains that critical edge against regimes of the normal of assimilation and privilege.
“For decades (queer) was used as a pejorative against LGBT people,”. It was demeaning and often accompanied by violence.
But in recent years the LGBT community, particularly younger people, have reclaimed the word, Sainz said.
Those who use the Q to mean ‘questioning’ refer to people who are in the process of exploring their identity.
Questioning means someone who is figuring out their gender identity and figuring out how they want to identify their sexual orientation.
When to use ‘queer’
Because queer is still considered offensive by some people in the LGBT community, it’s generally recommended that people avoid using it other than in situations where a person self-identifies as queer.
“Use the same term to identify them that they would use to identify themselves,” Murray said. “We want to focus on the person. If we’re telling a story, it’s not about just ‘Jane is a queer.’ It’s ‘Jane identifies as queer.'”
LGBTQ is just one set of initials being used. There are other letters and combinations — so many that some call it “alphabet soup.”
Here are some of the other letters used:
A — Representing asexuals, or individuals who do not experience sexual attraction.
A — Representing allies, or people who are straight but support those in the LGBT community.
I — Representing individuals who are intersex, or people who are born with anatomy that does not necessarily fit the “typical definitions of female or male,” according to the Intersex Society of North America. “For example, a person might be born appearing to be female on the outside, but having mostly male-typical anatomy on the inside,”