What is LGBTQIA+?
LGBTQIA+ is an acronym that describes the community of individuals who have diverse sexual orientation, sex and/or gender identity. It stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual/Aromantic.
LGBTQIA+ is a shortened version of the full acronym that encompasses many identities, including Questioning (Q), Pansexual (P), Non-Binary (NB), Brotherboy (BB), Sistergirl (SG), and many more. All these terms are represented in the shortened version by the plus sign.
The LGBTQIA+ acronym has changed over time and will continue to evolve as our understanding of different sexual orientations and gender identities expands.
Check out the LGBT 101: An introduction to the queer community video for an in–depth explanation of the community.
Support at Curtin
Learn more about how Curtin welcomes, respects, and values all students’ regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity, biological sex, or gender expression on our LGBTQIA+ webpage.