This page gives further information on the various identity and expression terms used by the LGBTQIA+ community, including the flag symbols that are typically associated with each. Here is a short video that explains the history of the development of the Gay Pride and Trans Pride flags.
Gender identity refers to an understanding of self in terms of being a man, woman, both, neither, or other gender.
Gender expression is a similar, but can be distinct from gender identity. Gender expression is how we present ourselves to others; i.e, what gender we project to others in terms of dress and behaviour.
Below are some gender identities that are part of the transgender and nonbinary communities at Georgia Tech.
Transgender - those whose gender identity differs from expectations of their assigned sex at birth.
GenderQueer - those whose gender identity is beyond a binary notion of gender or a combination of genders.
Gender Fluid - is an identity that is not fixed, this identity describes someone who feels a mix between traditional genders in general or situationally.
Non-binary - an identity that neither identifies with being a man or a woman.
Where gender identity describes how individuals think of theirselves, sexuality or sexual orientation describes romantic and/or sexual attraction that we feel towards others.
Lesbian - a woman whose primary sexual and affectional orientation is toward people of the same gender.
Gay - a man whose primary sexual orientation is toward people of the same gender.
Bisexual - a person whose sexual orientation is toward people of the same or other genders.
Asexual - a person who describes their sexual orientation as feeling little to no sexual attraction.
Aromantic - a person who experiences little to no romantic attraction towards other people
Pansexual - a sexual orientation that describes sexual or affectional desire toward people of all genders.