LGBTQ - Some Terminologies We Need To Know

JEENAT GROVER

It is the belief that all people are entitled to the concept of human rights. All human beings are therefore dignified and all citizens should be treated fairly. Anything which undermines that dignity is a violation because it violates the equality principle and paves the way for discrimination. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex ( LGBTI) human rights are gradually being violated around the world and substantial progress has been made in many countries over the past few years, including the introduction of new legal security policies.

India is an enormous and diverse country and its attitudes to this topic vary widely. The difference of language, caste, class and gender between urban and rural India add more complexities to a better understanding of the subject. However, we know that the LGBT citizens of India are not a “minuscule minority.” They have a clear voice and refuse to be passive in their attempts to reassert equality.

LGBTQ is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or question. Such terms identify the sexual orientation or gender identity of an individual.Homosexuality attitudes were closely linked with the wealth of a nation. People in rich countries typically embraced homosexuality more than people in poorer and less developed countries. Political philosophy and education are also associated with embracing homosexuality and promoting society more of the right-wing and more educated.

As acceptability has generally increased, there is still a lack of legal protection. In only 29 countries, same-sex marriage is legal. LGBTQ individuals are also not covered by federal law from discrimination in public places such as restaurants, grocery stores and doctor’s offices. Employers can not be subjected to discrimination on sexual or gender identity grounds.

LESBIAN

A woman whose perpetual attractiveness is physical, romantic, or emotive to other women. Some lesbians might prefer to identify themselves as gay or gay women.

GAY

The Gay is an adjective used to describe individuals whose physical, romantic and/or emotional attractions continue to affect people of the same sex. Lesbian is a favourite term for women sometimes. Gay still often serves as a paragon term but nowadays, as in “gay people and lesbians” it applies particularly to men as well.

It is important, to begin with, the fundamental principles: “gay” and “lesbian” are as simple as they are. As the word “homosexual” started to be clinical and pejorative, gay became the common term in the late 1960s and early 1970s for homosexual attraction. The term “gay and lesbian” has slowly become more popular as a way of highlighting the related but different issues faced by women in their fight for acceptance.

BISEXUAL

Someone who has a capacity to draw others of the same or another gender to a powerful sense, romantic and/or emotional attraction. This attraction can be felt by people in various ways during life. Bisexuals do not need to have unique bisexual sexual experiences; in fact, they do not need any sexual experience to describe themselves as bisexual.

It is not just a way station, as it was once described, from straight to gay.

Bisexuality myths — whether a step of the transition or a covering for promiscuity — are the subject of tense debate for many years within the circles of L.G.B.T.Q.

When activists speak more about “bisexual erasure,” the word has resurged — the constant questioning or negation about bisexual identity. However, some people also argue that the “bi” prefix strengthens a binary of the sex of men/women which is not enough.

PANSEXUAL 

An attractive person with all sexual identities. Or anyone attracted to the qualities of a person irrespective of his gender identity. (“Pan” means “all,” rejecting the binary of gender that some argue was “bisexual.”)

Pansexual joined the mainstream, partially driven to add attention to celebrity communities. In 2015 the singer Miley Cyrus was declared pan-sexual. In April, in an article “Rolling Stone,” after singer Janelle Monàe came out as a pansexual.

ASEXUAL

 

Someone who may not have a sexual desire. They should not be confused with “aromantic people” who experience little or nothing romantic. Asexual persons do not identify themselves as aromatic; aromas do not always identify themselves as asexual.

DEMISEXUAL 

Someone with no sexual attraction unless a strong emotional connection with anyone has been formed, but not necessarily romantic.

GRAYSEXUAL 

A person who often experiences sexual desire but not typically has a gray area between asexuality and sexual identity.

CISGENDER

 Anyone whose gender identity refers to the sex they were assigned when they were born.

TRANSGENDER

A generic term for individuals whose gender and/or gender identity are different from what is usually related to the sex at birth. People under a transgender umbrella may use a number of terminologies — including the transgender — to describe themselves. Many transgenders are recommended by their physicians to harmonize their bodies with their gender identity. Some are often subjected to surgery. Yet such steps can not and do not all transgender people take, and a transgender identity can not rely on physical appearance or medical procedures.

GENDER NONCONFORMING, OR G.N.C. 

An individual who expresses genders beyond conventional norms related to men or women. Not everyone who doesn’t conform to sex is sex, and some transgender people traditionally express their gender in male or female ways.

NONBINARY 

A person who doesn’t identify as a male or female and who sees himself beyond the binary gender.

QUEER

Some people, especially younger people, who are not exclusively heterosexual in their sexual orientation. Typically, lesbian, gay, and bisexual terms are considered to be too limited and/or full of cultural connotations that they feel are not applicable for those who identify as queer. Some people may use queer to describe their gender identity and/or expression more often. Queer has once been considered a pejorative word to identify itself by some LGBT people, but not even within the LGTB culture, it is a widely-recognized concept.

QUESTIONING

It may also mean questioning often when the Q is used at the end of LGBT. This term defines someone who challenges the sexual orientation or identity of each person.

If sexuality is modesty, its source is in the quiet everyday life. The possibility of dignity is dissipated once the difference between majority and other, normative and “different” is drawn. This also blends into the violence that we see, but this violence is not an entity or an act; it is only an inevitable outcome.