What’s in an Acronym?
A woman who is primarily attracted to women.
A man who is primarily attracted to men; sometimes a broad term for individuals primarily attracted to the same sex.
An individual attracted to people of their own and opposite gender.
A person whose gender identity differs from their assigned sex at birth.
An outdated term that originated in the medical and psychological communities for people who have permanently changed their gender identity through surgery and hormones.
An umbrella term to be more inclusive of the many identities and variations that make up the LGBTQ2S+ community.
The process of exploring and discovering one’s own sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.
An individual whose sexual anatomy or chromosomes do not fit with the traditional markers of “female” and “male.”
Typically a non-queer person who supports and advocates for the queer community; an individual within the LGBTQ2S+ community can be an ally for another member that identifies differently than them.
An individual who generally does not feel sexual desire or attraction to any group of people. It is not the same as celibacy and has many subgroups.
A person who experiences sexual, romantic, physical and/or spiritual attraction to members of all gender identities/expressions, not just people who fit into the standard gender binary.
Who Will Help Mom?
Over the next 20 years, Canada’s seniors’ population is expected to grow by 68 per cent and we, as a nation, are not ready. In fact, experts say we are facing a multifaceted economic, social and health-care crisis as our elder population grows. What are our priorities and what is UCalgary doing about the splintered system that exists today?
2019 Arch Award Recipients
Meet six remarkable alumni who are blazing trails across our skies, creating spaces for us to marvel at, championing rights for Indigenous people, leading coalitions of people, innovating new tech platforms and building bridges across global organizations. Although this year’s recipients walked the red carpet at the recent Arch Awards, their stories bear a replay.
Can't Get Enough?
Take the ultimate tour of campus with President Ed McCauley, meet the 2019 Arch Award recipients and find out what UCalgary is doing about the coming health-care crisis as our elder population grows. All this and more in the Fall/Winter 2019 Alumni Magazine.