WordList (Glossary)

This word list explains the words that are bold and underlined on this website and on the information made by the Rainbow Inclusion project team.

  • Accessible

    When something can be easily reached, used, understood, or entered.

  • Ally

    An Ally is someone who is not LGBTIQA+, but shows they support LGBTIQA+ people. Telling friends that you think it is OK to be LGBTIQA+ shows you are a good friend to talk to about it.

  • Asexual

    Someone who does not feel sexual attraction to anyone.

  • Bisexual

    Someone who is romantically and/or sexually attracted to people of multiple genders. The term bisexual+ means all multi-gender attracted people, including pansexual people.

  • Comfortable

    Feeling relaxed or at ease.

  • Community

    People who share or have similar things in common, or who live in the same place.

  • Gay

    Often, gay means men who have romantic and sexual attraction to other men. Some women who are attracted to women also use ‘gay’ to describe themselves.

  • Gender Diverse

    A term that includes many people who do not have traditional gender identities or expression.

    This includes transgender people, non-binary people, and people who are genderqueer, gender fluid, gender questioning, bigender, agender, masculine (masc), feminine (femme), or use terms that reflect both gender and cultural identity like the Aboriginal terms Brother Boy and Sister Girl, as well as many more terms.

  • Homophobia
  • Incognito Window

    A setting in your internet browser that lets you visit websites without other people finding out. It can also be called private browsing or private window.

  • Intersex

    Someone who is born with private body parts or whose bodies grow in ways that are different from what is expected of men or women.

    Sometimes people who are intersex are also transgender, non-binary, or gender diverse, but most of the time they are not. Many people who are intersex are straight, but they can also be gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, asexual, or none of these.

  • L G B T I Q A +

    A term meaning all people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or asexual. The ‘+’ means other words that people use to describe diverse bodies, genders, or sexualities.

  • Lesbian

    A woman who has romantic and sexual attraction to other women.

  • Non-binary

    Someone whose gender is not male or female. Non-binary is both an identity and a term. It describes a range of people who exist outside traditional ideas about ‘male’ and ‘female’.

  • + (Plus Sign)

    You will see the plus sign (+) next to some terms and words. This includes bisexual+, asexual+, and L G B T I Q A +. The plus sign is a way of including other people who may be similar to that word.

  • Private Browsing

    A setting in your internet browser that lets you visit websites without other people finding out. It can also be called incognito window or private browsing.

  • Queerphobia
  • Sexuality

    Your sexual feelings and thoughts. This can include feelings and thoughts about people you are attracted to.

  • Social Media

    Technology that allow us to share and communicate information and ideas to others. The most common are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

  • Transgender

    Some people are called male or female when they are born, but when they grow up they feel like they are the other. This is called being transgender or sometimes just trans.

  • Transphobia
  • Trust

    When we feel we can rely on something or someone.