Q is for questioning

Many assume that the "Q" in LGBTQ+ stands for queer. And that's right. But the Q also stands for questioning. Questioning describes the process of discovery and exploration about sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression. Questioning can be an aspect of adolescence as young people explore various facets of their identity, but it can occur at any stage in life.

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Take a look at this article in Psychology Today that addresses the importance of "the other q"--that is, the process of questioning and exploring one's gender and/or sexual identity.

The Other "Q": Questioning One's Gender or Sexual Orientation


Walh, David W. (2021, July 1). The Other "Q": Questioning One's Gender or Sexual Orientation. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sexual-self/202107/the-other-q-questioning-ones-gender-or-se...

Gender Identity Gender identity icon Our core sense of who we are as a man, a woman, a mixture of both, or neither.

Gender Expression Gender expression icon How we show up in the world through choices like clothing, hair style, mannerisms or tone of voice.

Attraction attraction icon How we feel toward others sexually, romantically and/or emotionally.

Biological Sex Biological sex icon Physical attributes such as reproductive organs and genitalia, chromosomes, genes and hormone levels.

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