The terms and definitions below are always evolving, changing and often mean different things to different people. They are provided below as a starting point for discussion and understanding. This Glossary has been collectively built and created by the staff members of the LGBTQIA Resource Center since the early 2000s. Are we missing a word or term? Let us know!

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Glossary of Terms


(Usually) A woman whose primary sexual and romantic orientation is toward people of the same gender. This term may be used by women and folks who fall under the gender-nonconforming umbrella. (Source: HRC “Glossary of Terms”)