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Queer Allyship

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AN INTERSECTIONAL LGBTQ+ GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Language can shape environments, and words can be an integral tool for creating culture change and inclusive workplaces. We must all actively and continually educate ourselves as we create a path to progress.

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Our evolving glossary of terms:

Last updated on 02/05/2023

AAVE

ADHD
AFAB / AMAB
AIDS
Ableism

Abolition
Abuse
Accessibility
Accountability
Achievement
Achillean
Activist
Addiction
Adoption
Adversity
Advocate
Affirmations
Affirmative Action
Agender

Ageism
Ally
Altruism
Ambassador
Androgyny
Anti-Racism
Anti-Semitism
Anxiety
Appropriation
Archetype

Aromantic
Asexuality
Assimilation
Asylum Seeker

Attraction
Authenticity
Autism
BIPOC
Ball Culture

Belief
Belonging
Bias
Bigender
Binary
Binding
Biphobia

Biracial/Multiracial
Bisexual

Black
Blaq/Blaqueer
Bodily Autonomy
Bodily Wisdom
Body Dysmorphia
Body Image

Body Neutrality
Body Shaming
Bottom Surgery
Brave Space
Breathwork
Bullying
Burnout
Butch
Calling In
Calling Out
Cancel
Capacity
Carceral Feminism
Caregiver

Caste

CBT

Central Asian
Change
Change-maker
Chest-feeding
Chosen Family
Chromosome
Chromosome Mosaic
Cis or Cisgender
Civil Rights
Class
Closeted / 'In the closet'
Code-switch
Collaboration
Colonialism
Colorism
Coming out
Community
Community Care
Community Development
Confidence
Connection

Consent
Conversion Therapy
Courage

Courageous Communication
Creating Space
Creativity
Culture

Cumulative Grief
DEI / DE&I / DEIB
Deadnaming
Debate
Decolonise

Demisexuality

Detransition

Disassociation
Discrimination
Disparate Impact
Dogpile
Dox
ENM (Ethical Non-Monogamy)
ERG

East Asian
Eating Disorder
Echochamber
Education
Ego
Elected Official
Emotional Regulation
Empathetic Witness
Empathy
Employment Gap
Empowerment
Energy
Equality
Equity
ErasureEthnicity and Race
FSSW
Fa'afafine
Faith
Family
Fat Acceptance

 

Fatphobia
Femininity
Feminism
Femme

Fetishisation

Finances / Financial Status

First Nation
Flag
Food / Diet
Fostering
Futch
GRC
Gaslighting
Gatekeeping
Gay
Gender
Gender Assigned at Birth
Gender Attribution
Gender Dysphoria
Gender Euphoria
Gender Expression
Gender Identity
Gender Non-Conforming
Gender Roles
Genderfluid
Genderqueer
Gillick competence
Grassroots
Grey
Grounding
Growth
Guilt
HIV
HIV Stigma
Harassment
Hate Speech
Healing
Health at every size
Healthcare
Heritage
Hierarchy
Hijra

Hispanic
History
Holding Space
Home
Homophobia
Homosexual
Hormones
Humanistic
Hypervigilance
IVF
Identity
Implicit
Imposter Syndrome
Incarceration
Incentive
Inclusion
Indigenous
Indigiqueer
Influence
Inner Child
Institutional Racism
Integration
Integrity
Inter-able
Intersectionality
Intersex

Introspection

Islamophobia

Isms

Journaling
Joy (Queer Joy)
Justice
Kinsey Scale
Kyriarchy
LGBTQIA2S+
Land Back
Language

Latin(a/o/e/x)
Leadership
Learning
Legal Guardian
Legislation
Lesbian
Lesbophobic
Liberation
Lived Experience
Loneliness
MLM
Male Privilege
Man
Manifesto
Marginalisation
Masc
Masking
Meditation
Mental Health
Mental Illness / Ill-Health
Metamour
Micro-Affirmation
Micro-Aggression
Mindfulness
Minority
Minority Stress
Misgender

Misogynoir
Misogyny
Monolithic
Movement
Multicultural Competence
Music
Mutual Aid

Native Hawaiians
Nature
Needs
Neopronoun
Neurodiversity

Neutrois
Nibling
Non-binary
Non-discrimination Policies
Non-profit
Nordic Model
Orientation
Outed
POC

Pacific Islanders
Pansexual
Parenting
Passing
Patriarchy
Peace (Inner peace)
People who menstruate
Perfectionism
Performance/Performativity

Person of Colour (POC)

Personal Development

Perspective

Phalloplasty

Philanthropy
Platonic
Play
Pluralism
Plus
Polyamory
Polycule

Polynesian
Polysexual
Positionality
Post-Traumatic Growth
Power
Power Dynamics
PrEP
Prejudice
Presentation (Gender)
Pride
Privacy
Privilege
Profiting
Progress
Pronouns
Propaganda
Protest
Psychological Safety
Purpose
QTIPOC
Queer
Queer Leadership

Queer Temporality
Racism

Rainbow

Reasonable Adjustment

Reflection

Refugee
Relationship Anarchy
Religion
Representation
Resilience
Restorative Justice
Role Model
SWERF
Safe Space
Safe-guarding
Safety
Same-sex
Sapphic
School to Prison Pipeline
Self
Self Compassion
Self-actualisation
Self-awareness
Self-care
Self-inquiry
Sex Work
Sexism
Sexual Characteristics
Sexuality
Shadow-self
Shame
Slur
Social Barriers
Social Media
Solidarity
Somatics

South Asian

South East Asian
Spectrum
Spirituality
Spoon Theory
Sport
Stereotype
Stimming
Stonewall
Story-telling
Strength
Stress
Structural Inequality
Style
Subconscious
Success
Surgery
Surrogate
Survival
Systems of Oppression
T4T
TERF
Therapy
Third Gender
Thrive
Tokenism
Tolerance
Top Surgery
Trans Tax
Transandrophobia
Transformation
Transgender 
Transgender Man
Transgender Woman
Transition
Transmisogynoir
Transmisogyny
Transphobia
Trauma
Trauma Informed
Trigger
Tucking
Two-Spirit
URM
Unconscious (bias)
Undetectable
Unity
Vaginoplasty
Validation
Values
Virtue Signalling 
Visibility
Voice
Vulnerability

Windrush Generation
WLW
Well-being
White Fragility
White Privilege
Whole
Whorephobia
Wisdom
Woke
Woman
Xenophobia
Ze/Zir

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Special thanks goes to our wonderful partner Pride at JTI, who kindly sponsored the production of this free glossary for the community.

"The transformation of silence into language and action is an act of self-revelation."

AUDRE LORDE

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