Resource Description: Terms and Language Guide

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Terms and Language Guide

A glossary of terms can be very helpful for equipping ourselves with some basic understanding of what someone means when they use a word. Some of these terms might be unknown to you. Let’s remember that these terms do not define a person. In reading the glossary below, we must treat these terms with gentleness, and a holy and humble reverence. The way we relate to and understand these terms for ourselves, and with others is an evolving conversation. There are times when we must show a willingness to pivot into a new understanding, all with the desire to be loving and supportive to the human journey. Listen and respond to others as you practice and use these terms. That’s one way you can show support and love to the LGBTQ+ community.