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The current talk in the country is all about LGBTQ+. A bill is currently in Parliament pending the approval or a passing of an Anti-LGBTQ+ in Ghana or the dismissal of the bill. Most persons also see LGBTQ+ as only gays and lesbians. Well, there is more to it than these two items in the name.


There have been an extension in the Acronym LGBTQ+ where other letters have been added to it. It has been extended to LGGBDTTTQQAAAPP+. This is a very long acronym which you should know the full meaning of each letter and what it stands for.

The letter ‘L’

The letter ‘L’ here stands for Lesbian. This refers to a sexual attraction between to females.

The letter first ‘G’

The letter ‘G’ here also refers to Gay. This is the exact opposite of Lesbian. Here two males get attracted sexually to each other.

The letter second ‘G’

The letter ‘G’ here stands for Genderqueer. This denote or relate to a person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but identifies with neither, both or a combination of male and female genders.

The letter ‘B’

‘B’ here stands for Bisexual. Here an individual is sexually and/or romantically attracted to people of the same gender and people of another gender.

The letter ‘D’

Demisexual. This is where people get attracted to persons they are emotionally bond with.

The first ‘T’

The letter ‘T’ stands for Transgender. This is where persons change their sex or gender identity. It takes medical experts to make this happen.

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The second ‘T

It stands for Transexual. These are individuals who get sexually attracted to someone when they have emotional bond with the person.

The third ‘T

Twospirits is what this letter means. It refers to a person who identifies as having both a masculine and a feminine spirit. This is used by some indigenous persons to describe their identity.

The letter ‘I’

This means intersex . Here people are born with physical or biological sex characteristics such as reproductive or sexual anatomy, hormones or chromosomes that do not seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male.

The first ‘Q’

The letter ‘Q’ refers to Queer. This is for sexual and gender minorities who are not heterosexual or are not cisgender (person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex)

The second ‘Q’

This means Questioning. Here, persons ask a lot of questions about their gender.

The first ‘A’

Asexual. This is where an individual is not attracted to anyone.

The second ‘A’

The second ‘A’ here means Allies. It refers to someone who is heterosexual who tries to make the world a better place for people who identify as LGBTQIA+. Their job is to fight for them.

The third ‘A’

Autosexual are individuals who get attracted to themselves. They are usually into masturbation.

The first ‘P’

Pansexual. Persons under this category get attracted to any gender they will get in touch with. They are sexually blind.

The second ‘P’

Polyamarous. This is where people get in a sexual relationship with a lot of persons at the same time.

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The ‘+’ sign represents and many more. This means other names which may be added to these letters.


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