Understanding LGBTQ+ Terminology

Asset Living
Jun 1, 2023
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Understanding LGBTQ+ Terminology

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and promote inclusivity and allyship. At Asset Living, we are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all our residents, employees, and partners regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

One way we can show our support is by promoting understanding and respect for LGBTQ+ terminology. This guide will provide a brief overview of common LGBTQ+ terms and how to use them correctly.

LGBTQ+: This acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning. It is used as an umbrella term to describe the community of people who identify as non-heterosexual or non-cisgender.

Sexual Orientation: This term refers to a person's emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attraction to others. Common sexual orientations include heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, and asexual.

Gender Identity: This term refers to a person's internal sense of their own gender, which may or may not correspond with the sex they were assigned at birth. Common gender identities include male, female, nonbinary, and genderqueer.

Transgender: This term refers to a person whose gender identity does not correspond with the sex they were assigned at birth. Transgender individuals may identify as male, female, nonbinary, or another gender identity.

Pronouns: Pronouns are the words used to refer to someone in the third person. Common pronouns include he/him, she/her, and they/them. It is important to use the correct pronouns when referring to someone, as it shows respect for their gender identity.

Coming Out: This term refers to the process of revealing one's sexual orientation or gender identity to others. Coming out can be a difficult and emotional experience, and it is important to respect an individual's decision to come out or not.

By understanding and using LGBTQ+ terminology correctly, we can create a more inclusive and welcoming community at Asset Living. We encourage all residents to use these terms respectfully and to educate themselves on the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals.

We hope this guide has been helpful in promoting understanding and respect for LGBTQ+ terminology.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our commitment to inclusivity, please reach out to our team via our contact form. To learn more about available career opportunities by visiting Asset Living’s careers page.

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