LGBTQIA+ Glossary of Terms

Emerson’s Intercultural Student Affairs compiled a list of words used in the LGBTQIA+ community. The information was compiled from multiple resources. No glossary will encompass the complete range of identities and terms that are used within LGBTQIA+ communities. Over time, language and terminology may shift. Pay close attention to and mirror the language the individual uses to identify.

Resources for Gender Inclusion

Emerson College seeks to be a welcoming and inclusive campus for all members of our community, campus affiliates, and visitors. As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Emerson welcomes gender diversity and affirms our dedication to supporting the access and success of all members of our Community, including those who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, and genderqueer. This webpage offers information and resources for transgender, genderqueer, or gender nonconforming students, faculty, staff, and guests, including information on name, email, and ID changes, the location of inclusive restrooms, information about health insurance, and inclusive housing options.