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What is LGBTIQ+?

LBGTIQ+ is an abbreviated version of the full LGBTTQQIAAP+ acronym. These acronyms are used as an umbrella term to describe the community of individuals who have gender, sexual orientation and/or biological identities and expressions that are diverse from heterosexual cis-female and cis-male individuals. The full LGBTTQQIAAP+ acronym equates to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, ally, asexual, and pansexual. However, the plus sign is always kept as there are evolving subgroups within some of these groups.  

Check out the LGBT 101: An introduction to the queer community video for an indepth explanation of the community.  

Key definitions:

Support at Curtin

Use the support network at Curtin University to learn how to effectively recognise and manage symptoms of chronic illness. Professional confidentiality is taken seriously at Curtin’s Psychological and Counselling Services and AccessAbility Services, so any information discussed will remain private unless you or others are in danger or if legally obligated to disclose. 

Additional LGBTIQ+ resources