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A Guide to LGBTQIA+ Research

A guide to resources and strategies for research on marginalized sexualities and gender experiences


This guide is an entry point for research on LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Aromantic, and adjacent experiences) people, stories, and concerns. This is a constantly expanding field that is often highly affected by contemporary politics. As a result, such a guide will never be comprehensive and the terminology will vary widely. Resources are provided here for the purposes of research and should not be used to invalidate anyone's lived experiences or expressions.

For example- these dictionaries and terminology guides may support general learning, however language use and understanding may not be consistent on an individual level.