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LGBT+ GLOSSARY, AND RELATED WORDS

M-N-O

M-N-O | MENRUS.CO.UKMen who sex with men (MSM)

  • "An abbreviation for men who have sex with men. This term emphasizes the behavior, rather than the identities of the individuals involved." | Johns Hopkins University
  • "Men who have sex with men (MSM), also known as males who have sex with males, are male persons who engage in sexual activity with members of the same sex, regardless of how they identify themselves. They may identify as gay, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, or heterosexual; or dispense with sexual identification altogether." | Wikipedia
  • "Men Loving Men (MLM): commonly used by communities of color to denote the attraction of men to men." | We Are Family 

Men who have sex with men (MSM) | MEN R US 

Male to female (MTF)

  • "MTF people are assigned male at birth, but wish to present as female on either a temporary or permanent basis, depending upon the degree of their dysphoria." | The Beaumont Society
  • "Male-to-female transsexual or transgender person. Probably known as a trans woman. Someone assigned male at birth who identifies on the female spectrum." | Johns Hopkins University
  • "Transgender hormone therapy of the male-to-female (MTF) type, also known as transfeminine hormone therapy, is hormone therapy and sex reassignment therapy to change the secondary sexual characteristics of transgender people from masculine or androgynous to feminine." | Wikipedia

Organisations for trans people | MEN R US

Non binary

  • "An umbrella term for people whose gender identity doesn’t sit comfortably with ‘man’ or ‘woman’. Non-binary identities are varied and can include people who identify with some aspects of binary identities, while others reject them entirely." | Stonewall
  • "An umbrella term for gender identities which are not confined by the gender binary of “women” and “men”. Non-binary people may identify with no gender at all or with more than one gender." | The Proud Trust
  • "An umbrella term describing anyone whose gender identity falls outside the binary of woman/man." | Johns Hopkins University
    "Non-binary (also spelt nonbinary) or genderqueer is a spectrum of gender identities that are not exclusively masculine or feminine‍—‌identities that are outside the gender binary. Non-binary identities can fall under the transgender umbrella since many non-binary people identify with a gender that is different from their assigned sex." | Wikipedia

Outed/ outing 

  • "When a lesbian, gay, bi or trans person’s sexual orientation or gender identity is disclosed to someone else without their consent." | Stonewall
  • "The act of publicly declaring (sometimes based on rumor and/or speculation) or revealing another person’s sexual orientation or gender identity without that person’s consent. Considered inappropriate by a large portion of the LGBT community." | We Are Family 
  • "Outing is the act of disclosing an LGBT person's sexual orientation or gender identity without that person's consent. Outing gives rise to issues of privacy, choice, hypocrisy, and harm in addition to sparking debate on what constitutes common good in efforts to combat homophobia and heterosexism. A publicized outing targets prominent figures in a society, for example well-known politicians, accomplished athletes or popular artists." | Wikipedia
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