Cultural-Lingo Updates for LGBTQ
More needless identifiers pressed upon the masses
The Illinois Republican/Sarah Lapina - Contributor
Swarthmore College is a school that will never be a Harvard or Yale.
Students and staff at a private Pennsylvania liberal arts school are staying abreast of cultural-lingo updates.
Swarthmore College was founded in 1864, but it's far from stuck in the past. In fact, the institution keeps an online log of the most current "LGBTQ+" terms.
Allosexual: Identity or descriptor for someone who experiences sexual desire and/or engages in sexual acts.
Cisnormativity: Cultural system, repeated and reinforced over time, of being cisgender as the default, typical, and expected gender identity of all individuals that affects many aspects of society and structures.
Cishet: Shortening of cisgender and heterosexual; refers to people who identify as both.
Demisexual: Sexual orientation label, included under the asexual umbrella, for someone who only experiences sexual attraction after establishing an emotional connection.
Greysexual: Sexual orientation label, included under the asexual umbrella, for someone who experiences various degrees of sexual attraction and/or desire but does not identify as allosexual.
Latinx/Latiné: Gender-inclusive attempts at describing people of Latin American cultural or ethnic identity.
Masculine of Center: Gender identity label for a queer person, typically assigned female at birth but not always, who presents masculinely; most often utilized by queer women of Color.
Pangender: Gender identity label, included under the transgender umbrella, for someone who embodies all of the various gender identities.
Panromantic: Romantic orientation label for someone who is romantically, or emotionally, attracted to anyone regardless of gender identity.
Stealth: Term sometimes used by transgender people seeking to be viewed by others as cisgender in the gender with which they identify, not as visibly transgender; can be controversial in that it implies sneaking and/or deception.
What happened to the days of old when a man was a man and a woman was a woman?