In an effort to make the initialism inclusive of multiple identities and to be stated with increased ease, rather than add repeated letters, we have included multiple identities within each letter. With the recognition that no abbreviation of our communities' identities are perfect, this is not intended to disrespect any identity, but rather to provide the most inclusive initialism as a starting point to discuss and advocate for our shared communities' identities and rights and our individual identities.
- L = Lesbian
- G = Gay
- B = Bisexual
- T = Trans, Transgender; & Two-Spirit (2S; Native Identity)
- GE = Gender Expansive
- Q = Queer; & Questioning
- I = Intersex
- A = Agender; Asexual & Aromantic
- P = Pansexual; Pan/Polygender; & Poly Relationship Systems
- + = We continue to be Inclusive of Other Related Identities by Being Committed to Ever-Expanding, Learning, & Growing the Acronym and Our Understanding of These Identities
Who We Are, What We Do, And Why We Do It
Our mission is to advocate for the voice, equity, and inclusion of LGBTGEQIAP+ persons within the counseling profession and beyond and to promote the professional development of counselors and related professionals to ensure that all LGBTGEQIAP+ individuals receive ethical, culturally-inclusive, liberating services that attend to all aspects of their intersectional identities.
The World We Wish to See:
A world where LGBTGEQIAP+ people are respected, celebrated, and experience belonging.