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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Welcome to the official web site of the City of Portland, Oregon

General Information: 503-823-4000


1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Glossary and Definitions

What does LGBTQIP2SAA+ stand for?

  • L is for Lesbian
  • G is for Gay

  • B is for Bisexual

  • T is for Trans

  • Two Q’s to cover both bases (queer and questioning);

  • I for Intersex, people with two sets of genitalia or various chromosomal differences;

  • P for Pansexual, people who refuse to be pinned down on the Kinsey scale;

  • 2S for Two-Spirit, a tradition in many First Nations that considers sexual minorities to have both male and female spirits;

  • A for Asexual, people who do not identify with any orientation; and

  • A for Allies, recognizing that the community thrives best with loving supporters, although they are not really part of the community itself.

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Glossary of LGBTQ+ and Gender Terms

This list is compiled from many different resources and is by all means not complete.