LGBTQ PLUS : Advocating for LGBTQ Equality
LGBTQ PLUS is civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality.
Why the Plus — LGBTQ PLUS
When the idea of LGBTQ PLUS first originated, our team wanted to find a way to incorporate all identities into our resource. To do so we looked at the two most commonly used acronyms to define the “gay community”
• L.G.B.T (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) and
• L.G.B.T.Q.Q.I.A (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual)
The PLUS (+) in our name ensures that we will always be inclusive of all identities to make our community feel welcomed and that nobody is left out. We make it a goal to not have a closed focus mind of the continuing ways people define themselves as. And yes, straight allies are included in our LGBT+ acronym!