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An '''identity''' is how a person thinks of [[pronouns#they|themself]], and what words they use to label themself. This includes identities in and related to the [[MOGII]] (marginalized [[sexual orientation|orientations]], [[gender identity|gender identities]], and [[intersex]]) spectrum. Many identities on the MOGII spectrum have their own [[flags|pride flags]], which use colour symbolism to tell about that identity.
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An '''identity''' is how a person thinks of [[pronouns#they|themself]], and what words they use to label themself. This includes identities in and related to the LGBT community. Many identities in this community have their own [[flags|pride flags]], which use colour symbolism to tell about that identity.
   
 
==Romantic/sexual identities==
 
==Romantic/sexual identities==
''See main articles: [[romantic orientation]] and [[sexual orientation]]''
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''See main article: [[romantic and sexual orientation]]''
   
Some romantic/sexual identities include [[lesbian]], [[gay]], [[bisexual]], and [[asexual]]. These are identities, but not gender identities.
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Some romantic and/or sexual identities include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and asexual. These are identities, but not gender identities.
   
 
==Gender identities==
 
==Gender identities==
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''See main article: [[gender-variant identities worldwide]]''
 
''See main article: [[gender-variant identities worldwide]]''
   
Many [[ethnicity and culture|ethnic and cultural groups]] recognize gender identities outside of the Western female/male [[gender binary]], which anthropologists call "third gender". Some of these represent binary transgender identities, or [[cisgender]] lesbian/gay or [[gender non-conforming]] identities, but some are also transgender non-binary gender identities. See [[gender-variant identities worldwide]] for a list, and more information about the problems involved in imposing outsiders' labels on these identities.
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Many [[ethnicity and culture|ethnic and cultural groups]] recognize gender identities outside of the Western female/male [[gender binary]], which anthropologists call "third gender". Some of these represent binary transgender identities, or [[cisgender]] lesbian/gay or [[gender non-conforming]] identities, but some are also transgender nonbinary gender identities. See [[gender-variant identities worldwide]] for a list, and more information about the problems involved in imposing outsiders' labels on these identities.
   
 
==Other identities==
 
==Other identities==

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An identity is how a person thinks of themself, and what words they use to label themself. This includes identities in and related to the LGBT community. Many identities in this community have their own pride flags, which use colour symbolism to tell about that identity.

Romantic/sexual identities[edit | edit source]

See main article: romantic and sexual orientation

Some romantic and/or sexual identities include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and asexual. These are identities, but not gender identities.

Gender identities[edit | edit source]

See main article: gender identity

Some gender identities include the two binary genders, female and male, and many others. There are some identities that are considered gender identities by only some of the people who have those identities, such as androgyne, boi, butch, femme, gender questioning, and intersex.

Nonbinary identities[edit | edit source]

See main article: nonbinary gender

There are many gender identities that are decidedly outside of the gender binary. See nonbinary gender for a list.

Gender-variant identities worldwide[edit | edit source]

See main article: gender-variant identities worldwide

Many ethnic and cultural groups recognize gender identities outside of the Western female/male gender binary, which anthropologists call "third gender". Some of these represent binary transgender identities, or cisgender lesbian/gay or gender non-conforming identities, but some are also transgender nonbinary gender identities. See gender-variant identities worldwide for a list, and more information about the problems involved in imposing outsiders' labels on these identities.

Other identities[edit | edit source]

This wiki also has articles on some identities that are not gender identities, such as otherkin, or are not on the MOGII spectrum, such as cisgender. There are some identities that are disputed about whether they should be categorized with LGBT, such as intersex. There are some identities that indicate only that they are associated with LGBT without being any more specific, such as queer, gender nonconforming, and questioning.

See also[edit | edit source]