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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 indepth explanation of the community.  

Key definitions:

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.

Additional LGBTQIA+ resources