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LGBTQIA (not comparable)

  1. (LGBT) Initialism of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning, intersex, and allied/allies/asexual/aromantic/agender.
    • 2016, Teri Ann Sartor, Bill McHenry, Jim McHenry, Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling Children and Adolescents:
      Anderson-Wiley (2011b) identifies a counselor-in-training who filed suit against the faculty (and university) after she was required to complete a remediation plan specifically related to LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, intersex, and allies) populations prior to completing her clinical experiences.
    • 2017, Kathleen M. Goodman, Darnell Cole, Using Data-Informed Decision Making to Improve Student Affairs Practice:
      Within the past year, Elon added several initiatives and programs for LGBTQ students and employees, including starting a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and ally (LGBTQIA) mentor program []
    • 2017, Management Association, Information Resources, Library Science and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications:
      Further evidence of diversity on campus might be found in Boise State support programs such as the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), the Center for Multicultural and Educational Opportunities, the Disability Resource Center, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Ally (LGBTQIA) space and events at the Women's Center.
    • 2017 September 4, Cody J. Sanders, A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth, Presbyterian Publishing Corp, →ISBN, page 1:
      Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) youth now grow up in a very different religious context than did LGBTQIA people just a few years ago.
    • 2019 November 15, AnnJanette Alejano-Steele, Women and Health: Global Lives in Focus, ABC-CLIO, →ISBN, page 126:
      LGBTQIA Rights and Restrictions in Sub-Saharan Africa Except for a few countries, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual or allied (LGBTQIA) rights in Africa are minimal in comparison to many other countries []
    • 2022 May 27, Tyler Ross Flockhart, Abigail Reiter, Matthew R. Hassett, The Reproduction and Maintenance of Inequalities in Interpersonal Relationships, IGI Global, →ISBN, page 157:
      This chapter focuses on refugees/asylum seekers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual/aromantic (hereafter noted as LGBTQIA).
    • 2023 March 9, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Mary Catherine Cashion, Kathryn Rhodes Alden, Ellen Olshansky, Shannon E. Perry, Maternity and Women's Health Care E-Book, Elsevier Health Sciences, →ISBN, page 18:
      Sexual and gender minority (SGM) families (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, or allied [LGBTQIA]) may live together with or without children. Usually formed by same-sex couples, they can also consist of single LGBTQIA parents or multiple parenting figures.

Usage notes

  • Historically, the "A" was often defined as including allies as well as elements of the queer community that start with A, like asexuals), so that not only allies but also closeted queer people could attend LGBTQIA meetings without the latter outing themselves. Some groups now define this as referring only to asexuals, aromantics, agender people or others who are directly part of the community.
  • See also the usage notes about LGBT.


See also

Variations of LGBT