LGBTIQQ
RESOURCES FROM SPECTRUM DIVERSITY

"LGBTIQQ" stands for "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, and Questionning."

Glossary. Download a one-page glossary handout that explains the difference between sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, and provides definitions for terms such as transgender, crossgender, bisexual, heterosexism, homophobia, lesbian, and intersex. The glossary also provides "etiquette" suggestions and information about the connotative and political meanings of these terms within the LGBTIQQ community; for example, information about when and whether the word "queer" is pejorative.

The Kinsey Scale and Other Ways of Understanding Sexual Orientation. Do you think in terms of gay vs. straight? The Kinsey scale, and other models built on the Kinsey scale, provide a different way of understanding sexuality that provides a much more useful way of looking at sexuality. By understanding the complexity of sexual orientation, educators can be better prepared to counsel and support students who are questioning their sexual identities.

Looking for a Way to Create a Safer Environment for LGBTIQQ Students in Your School? Whether you work in an elementary, middle, or high school, a good place to start is by asking students to stop using the word "gay" as an insult, as in the phrase "that's so gay." How can educators address this issue, especially with young children? "That's So Gay Is Not Cool To Say" explains why "that's so gay" is offensive, and provides tips for explaining this to students of various ages.

Resource List. Download a .pdf list of resources pertaining to sexual orientation available on other websites. Many of the resources on this list can also be accessed through links provided on the Resource Links page of this website.