Useful Language/Terminology in Discussing Gender & Sexual Identity
Not all definitions and labels mean the same to all people. Use the preferred terminology of the person/people with whom you are interacting. This list created by the LGBTQ Working Group of the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force represents common meanings of these terms within communities, but is not exhaustive or universal.
The LGBTQ Subcommittee aims to enhance task force capacity to identify and provide appropriate services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer victims of human trafficking.