Questioning (sexuality and gender)

Questioning (sexuality and gender)

Questioning is a term that can refer to a person who is questioning their gender, sexual identity or sexual orientation. [ [ Silence Speaks Volumes About Gay Support] , "Washington Post"] People who are questioning may be unsure of their sexuality, or still exploring their feelings. [ [ How to Cope With Your Sexual Identity] , TeenIssues]

The letter Q is sometimes added to the end of the acronym LGBT; the Q can refer to either queer, questioning, or questionable. Some LGBT university student groups include the term "questioning" in their literature.

ee also

* Kinsey scale
* Bi-curious


External links

* [ Questioning Sexuality Through the Q's] , Irene Monroe, "A Globe of Witness"
* [ The Monitor] , American Psychological Association publication mentions the term.
* [ PFLAG Phoenix Quick Guide for Those "Questioning"]

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