LGBTQQIAP

Lesbian
Gay
Bisexual
Transgender
Queer
Questioning
Intersex
Ally
Pansexual

These are some of the preferred terms of gender and sexual diversities. The LGBTQQIAP community identifies with the non-conforming view of sexuality and gender. Moving from binary gender (Male/Female) and sexuality (Heterosexual Male/Female) allows freedom and respect.  Part of a therapist's code of ethics is to engage in cultural competency, which includes having knowledge of gender and sexual diversities. As an Ally, I'm so honored to receive training at Waterloo Counseling Center, a beacon for the community for almost 30 years.