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Same-Gender Loving

(pronounced – seim-jen-duh-luh-vuhng | seɪmˈʤɛndə ˈlʌvɪŋ)
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An individual who identifies as Same-Gender Loving (or SGL) can be defined as female or male, within the spectrum or as non-binary. African Americans, those from the Black community and people of colour created the term as they wanted a more inclusive identity, not based on words and symbols from people of European descent. Same-Gender Loving individuals would typically identify as Lesbian or Gay within more traditional definitions. Caucasians who feel unable to identify with conventional definitions of sexual orientations or identifiers prefer identifying as SGL as there are fewer perceptions than other LGBTQIA+ group terms

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  ABOUT SAME GENDER LOVING

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An individual who identifies as Same-Gender Loving (or SGL) can be defined as female or male, within the spectrum or as non-binary. African Americans, those from the Black community and people of colour created the term as they wanted a more inclusive identity, not based on words and symbols from people of European descent. Same-Gender Loving individuals would typically identify as Lesbian or Gay within more traditional definitions. Caucasians who feel unable to identify with conventional definitions of sexual orientations or identifiers prefer identifying as SGL as there are fewer perceptions than other LGBTQIA+ group terms.

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SUMMARY

  • Used initially by African Americans, those from the black community and people of colour
  • Same-gender loving has a similar meaning to lesbian and gay, in which individuals will be sexually attracted to or desire people from the same gender or sex (male-male or female-female)
  • Also referred to as SGL, other ethnic groups identify with the term as it has fewer perceptions than conventional LGBTQIA+ group meanings

  STATISTICS

  • Over one-third of LGBTQIA+ individuals identify as people of colour, with the largest group identifying as Latino, followed by those that identify as Black
  • Alarmingly, over half of those that identify as people of colour face racism even within the LGBTQIA+ community. With many being made to feel like tokens and used to highlight diversity amongst the community
  • People of colour have made significant contributions to the rights and freedoms of the LGBTQIA+ community; however, often, the people and their contributions are not always highlighted or publicised
  • SGL has become the term and group for those that feel marginalised within the LGBTQIA+ community. Often, SGL is used by those from the Black, Latino, Asian and even traveller communities as often it is felt that other groups are too white-centric
  • Black and brown were added to the LGBTQIA+ rainbow flag to ensure people of colour felt included and represented in the community
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  PUBLIC FIGURES

  SAME-GENDER LOVING PEOPLE

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Gladys Bentley |  American Blues Musician
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EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE MAKING HISTORY

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  INFORMATION

  TERMS

(literal translations for popular languages)

English
same-gender loving
Spanish
amante del mismo sexo
French
amour du même sexe
German
gleichgeschlechtliche liebe
Mandarin
同性爱
Arabic
محبة من نفس الجنس
Hebrew
לאהוב מאותו מגדר
Hindi
समान-लिंग प्रेमी
Dutch
liefhebben van hetzelfde geslacht
Portuguese
amor pelo mesmo sexo
Russian
oднополая любовь
Japanese
同性愛
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