LGBTQ+ Glossary from PFLAG

LGBTQ+ glossary from PFLAG is a resource which can be helpful if you want to define your sexuality, gender or want a more comprehensive understanding of sexualities and genders. It also provides other terms important to the LGBTQ+ community. PFLAg is America’s oldest and largest support network for LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones. This list is very comprehensive, and sheds a light on the fluid nature of sexuality and gender. Knowledge is empowering, and we feel that knowing yourself and your sexuality and/or gender is a vital component of sexual health.  

A key takeaway from Debunking the Myths workshop is that exploring your sexuality, your gender, your sexual pleasure and developing your sexual identity is healthy. It is a life-long process of discovery and it is totally normal. 

Discovering your sexuality and gender is a deeply personal journey that unfolds over time and can be influenced by experiences and interactions with others. We cannot emphasise enough the need to be kind, compassionate and understanding to one another. Embracing your sexuality and gender empowers you to form healthy relationships and lead a life that is truly yours.  

Our team at Debunking the Myths recognises and celebrates the diversity of sexuality and we strive to be inclusive in our educational materials and outreach programmes. Catered for secondary students in senior cycle, we have open dialogues about various aspects of sexual health and wellbeing, such as sexual and gender orientation, consent and reproductive anatomy.