Did you know that autistic people are more likely than non-autistics to be transgender, non-binary, or gender nonconforming?
At Autistic Voices Education, we believe we are allies in training, always working towards understanding and sharing information that leads to acceptance and support.
Here’s some resources to help YOU learn more about what it’s like to be LBTQ+.
What does LGBTQIA+, transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming mean?
LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more. Source: Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, Inc.
“Transgender is an umbrella term that describes people whose gender identity or expression does not match the sex they were assigned at birth.” Source: LiveScience
Non-binary or gender nonconforming means that someone feels their gender does not fit into man or woman. Source: LGBT Foundation
Queer is used to express gender and/or sexual orientation in ways that are not male or female or are complicated. Source: Planned Parenthood
OutRight International has more information on the IA+ in the acronym.
LGBTQIA+ and Autism
Gendervague: At the Intersection of Autistic and Trans Experiences
Queer Neurodivergence Account on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook