LGBTQ Glossary

For more information on how media should best refer to or address LGBT people and issues, check out the GLAAD Media Reference Guide.

  • ally
  • agender
  • androgyny
  • asexual
  • BDSM
  • binder
  • biological sex
  • bisexual
  • butch
  • cisgender
  • closeted
  • coming out
  • down low
  • drag king
  • drag queen
  • feminism
  • FtM / F2M; MtF / M2F
  • gay
  • gender confirmation surgery
  • gender identity
  • genderqueer
  • heteronormativity
  • homophobia
  • intersex
  • lesbian
  • microdosing
  • misogynoir
  • misogyny
  • Mx.
  • nonbinary
  • outing
  • partner
  • passing
  • patriarchy
  • polyamory
  • queer
  • questioning
  • same gender loving
  • sex assigned at birth
  • sexual orientation
  • stud
  • SWERF
  • TERF
  • transgender
  • transition / transitioning
  • transphobia
  • transmisogyny
  • two-spirit