An identity term for someone who experiences same-gender attraction, and sometimes refers to someone who only experiences same-gender attraction. Commonly used to describe people who identify as men or masculine of center who are attracted to some other men. Not all people who use this term are men, though the term historically has been used as such; it is now often used to describe any same-gender attraction, and is also used by women and nonbinary people.
[ gey lib-uh-rey-shuhn ]
A social and political civil rights movement that occurred during the 1960s–1980s. The movement actively worked to tear down feelings of shame around being gay and express pride in the community.
LGBTQ youth are not inherently prone to suicide risk because of their sexual orientation or gender identity but rather placed at higher risk because of how they are mistreated and stigmatized in society.