Sexual minority

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A sexual minority is a group whose sexual identity, orientation or practices differ from the majority of the surrounding society.wikipedia
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Sexual identity

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A sexual minority is a group whose sexual identity, orientation or practices differ from the majority of the surrounding society. Scientists such as Ritch Savin-Williams support using the term in order to accurately describe adolescent youths who may not identify as any common culturally-defined sexual identity label (lesbian, gay, bisexual, et cetera) but who still have attractions towards those of the same anatomical sex as themselves.
Historical models of sexual identity have tended to view its formation as a process undergone only by sexual minorities, while more contemporary models view the process as far more universal and attempt to present sexual identity within the larger scope of other major identity theories and processes.

LGBT

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Primarily used to refer to LGB or non-heterosexual individuals, it can also refer to transgender, genderqueer (including third gender ) or intersex individuals.
Lars Ullerstam promoted use of the term sexual minority in the 1960s, as an analogy to the term ethnic minority for non-whites.

Queer

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It includes those who may not self-identify as LGBTI (e.g., queer, questioning, two-spirit, asexual, men who have sex with men, gender variant), or those who have a specific medical condition affecting reproductive development (e.g., individuals with differences or disorders of sex development, who sometimes identify as intersex).
Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities who are not heterosexual or are not cisgender.

Asexuality

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It includes those who may not self-identify as LGBTI (e.g., queer, questioning, two-spirit, asexual, men who have sex with men, gender variant), or those who have a specific medical condition affecting reproductive development (e.g., individuals with differences or disorders of sex development, who sometimes identify as intersex).
A 2012 study published in Group Processes & Intergroup Relations reported that asexuals are evaluated more negatively in terms of prejudice, dehumanization and discrimination than other sexual minorities, such as gay men, lesbians and bisexuals.

Ritch Savin-Williams

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Scientists such as Ritch Savin-Williams support using the term in order to accurately describe adolescent youths who may not identify as any common culturally-defined sexual identity label (lesbian, gay, bisexual, et cetera) but who still have attractions towards those of the same anatomical sex as themselves.
Professor Savin-Williams' research focuses on adolescent and young adult sexual identity development and sexual minority populations.

Minority group

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Minority group membership is typically based on differences in observable characteristics or practices, such as: ethnicity (ethnic minority), race (racial minority), religion (religious minority), sexual orientation (sexual minority), or disability.

Sexuality and gender identity-based cultures

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Among the first to argue that members of sexual minorities can also constitute cultural minorities were Adolf Brand, Magnus Hirschfeld, and Leontine Sagan in Germany.

Sexual orientation

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A sexual minority is a group whose sexual identity, orientation or practices differ from the majority of the surrounding society.

Human sexual activity

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A sexual minority is a group whose sexual identity, orientation or practices differ from the majority of the surrounding society.

Non-heterosexual

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Primarily used to refer to LGB or non-heterosexual individuals, it can also refer to transgender, genderqueer (including third gender ) or intersex individuals.

Transgender

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Primarily used to refer to LGB or non-heterosexual individuals, it can also refer to transgender, genderqueer (including third gender ) or intersex individuals.

Non-binary gender

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Primarily used to refer to LGB or non-heterosexual individuals, it can also refer to transgender, genderqueer (including third gender ) or intersex individuals.

Third gender

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Primarily used to refer to LGB or non-heterosexual individuals, it can also refer to transgender, genderqueer (including third gender ) or intersex individuals.

Intersex

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Primarily used to refer to LGB or non-heterosexual individuals, it can also refer to transgender, genderqueer (including third gender ) or intersex individuals.

Sexual diversity

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Variants such as GSM ("Gender and Sexual Minorities"), GSSM ("Gender, Sexual and Sexuality Minorities") GSRM ("Gender, Sexual and Romantic Minorities"), and GSD ("Gender and Sexual Diversity") have been considered in academia, but it is SGM ("Sexual and Gender Minority") that has gained the most advancement since 2014.

National Institutes of Health

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In 2015 the NIH announced the formation of the Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office and numerous professional and academic institutions have adopted this term.

Lesbian

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Scientists such as Ritch Savin-Williams support using the term in order to accurately describe adolescent youths who may not identify as any common culturally-defined sexual identity label (lesbian, gay, bisexual, et cetera) but who still have attractions towards those of the same anatomical sex as themselves. Sexual and gender minority is an umbrella term that encompasses populations included in the acronym "LGBTI" (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex), and those whose sexual orientation or gender identity varies.

Gay

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Scientists such as Ritch Savin-Williams support using the term in order to accurately describe adolescent youths who may not identify as any common culturally-defined sexual identity label (lesbian, gay, bisexual, et cetera) but who still have attractions towards those of the same anatomical sex as themselves. Sexual and gender minority is an umbrella term that encompasses populations included in the acronym "LGBTI" (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex), and those whose sexual orientation or gender identity varies.

Bisexuality

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Scientists such as Ritch Savin-Williams support using the term in order to accurately describe adolescent youths who may not identify as any common culturally-defined sexual identity label (lesbian, gay, bisexual, et cetera) but who still have attractions towards those of the same anatomical sex as themselves. Sexual and gender minority is an umbrella term that encompasses populations included in the acronym "LGBTI" (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex), and those whose sexual orientation or gender identity varies.

Two-spirit

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It includes those who may not self-identify as LGBTI (e.g., queer, questioning, two-spirit, asexual, men who have sex with men, gender variant), or those who have a specific medical condition affecting reproductive development (e.g., individuals with differences or disorders of sex development, who sometimes identify as intersex).

Men who have sex with men

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It includes those who may not self-identify as LGBTI (e.g., queer, questioning, two-spirit, asexual, men who have sex with men, gender variant), or those who have a specific medical condition affecting reproductive development (e.g., individuals with differences or disorders of sex development, who sometimes identify as intersex).

Disorders of sex development

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It includes those who may not self-identify as LGBTI (e.g., queer, questioning, two-spirit, asexual, men who have sex with men, gender variant), or those who have a specific medical condition affecting reproductive development (e.g., individuals with differences or disorders of sex development, who sometimes identify as intersex).

Pedophilia

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The term sexual minority was coined most likely in the late 1960s under the influence of Lars Ullerstam's ground breaking book "The Erotic Minorities: A Swedish View" which came strongly in favor of tolerance and empathy to uncommon varieties of sexuality, such as paedophilia and "sex criminals".

Ethnic group

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The term was used as analogous to ethnic minority.

Sex

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Scientists such as Ritch Savin-Williams support using the term in order to accurately describe adolescent youths who may not identify as any common culturally-defined sexual identity label (lesbian, gay, bisexual, et cetera) but who still have attractions towards those of the same anatomical sex as themselves.