LGBT information for refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants

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Snerpende staan vir lesbiese, gay, dood en transgender. In elke land en samelewing, baie mense behoort aan een van hierdie gemeenskappe. In die VSA, Snerpende mense het dieselfde regte en vryhede as almal anders, insluitend die reg om te trou maats van dieselfde geslag.

LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. In every country and society, many people belong to one of these communities. In the USA, LGBT people have the same rights and freedoms as everyone else, including the right to marry partners of the same sex.

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Wat is Snerpende?

Who is LGBT?

Mense wat identifiseer as deel van die lesbiese, gay, biseksuele, of transgender (LGBT) gemeenskap kom uit verskillende agtergronde. Snerpende sluit mense van alle rasse, etnisiteit, ouderdomme, status, en nasionaliteite. Daar is rondom 11 miljoen Snerpende mense in die VSA. Dit is oor 5% van die bevolking.

People who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) community come from different backgrounds. LGBT includes people of all races, ethnicity, ages, status, and nationalities. There are around 11 million LGBT people in the USA. This is about 5% of the population.

Mense wat dieselfde geslag vennote en mense wat oorgang tussen geslagte kan beskryf word as Snerpende. Snerpende sluit ook mense wat nie seker oor hul geslag of seksualiteit. Sommige mense verander die woorde wat hulle gebruik om hulself te beskryf gedurende hul leeftyd.

People who have same-sex partners and people who are transitioning between genders can be described as LGBT. LGBT also includes people who are not sure about their gender or sexuality. Some people change the words they use to describe themselves during their lifetime.

Gelyke regte vir huwelike

Equal rights to marriage

in 2015, die Amerikaanse Hooggeregshof (wat is die hoogste hof in die land) verklaar dat huwelike tussen twee mense van dieselfde geslag wettig. In die meeste van die VSA, romantiese verhoudings tussen twee mense van dieselfde geslag is as gelykstaande aan dié tussen 'n man en 'n vrou beskou. In sommige lande, mense is nie alle aanvaarding van Snerpende mense. Wanneer jy reis, leer wat algemene menings gelug word, sodat jy veilig kan bly.

In 2015, the US Supreme Court (which is the highest court in the country) declared that marriages between two people of the same sex are legal. In most of the USA, romantic relationships between two people of the same sex are viewed as equal to those between a man and a woman. In some states, people are not all accepting of LGBT people. When you travel, learn what common opinions are so you can stay safe.

Lesbian, gay, dood en transgender definisies

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender definitions

Hier is 'n verduideliking van elke brief in Snerpende:

Here is an explanation of each letter in LGBT:

  • L: lesbiese
    'N Vrou wat romantiese liefde of seksuele aantrekkingskrag ervaar vir 'n ander vrou as 'n romantiese vennoot
  • G: gay
    Mees dikwels gebruik om te beskryf 'n man wat ervarings romantiese liefde of seksuele aantrekkingskrag vir 'n ander man. Hierdie term soms word gebruik om te verwys na beide mans en vroue wat romantiese liefde of seksuele aantrekkingskrag vir 'n dieselfde geslag of dieselfde-geslag maat ervaar.
  • B: biseksuele
    'N man of vrou wat romantiese en/of seksuele aantrekkingskrag teenoor beide mans en vroue ervaar.
  • T: Transgender of transexual
    Iemand wat nie identifiseer met die geslag van die liggaam hulle gebore is in. Hulle is dalk in een of ander stadium van fisiese oorgang na pas hul geslag. Hierdie term is anders as al die ander want dit verwys nie na wie 'n persoon is aangetrokke tot. Iemand wat transgender kan ook lesbiese word, byvoorbeeld.
  • L: lesbian
    A woman who experiences romantic love or sexual attraction for another woman as a romantic partner
  • G: gay
    Most often used to describe a man who experiences romantic love or sexual attraction for another man. This term sometimes is used to refer to both males and females who experience romantic love or sexual attraction for a same-sex or same-gender partner.
  • B: bisexual
    A man or woman who experiences romantic and/or sexual attraction toward both males and females.
  • T: transgender or transexual
    Somebody who does not identify with the sex of the body they were born into. They may be in some stage of physical transition to fit their gender. This term is different than all the others because it does not refer to who a person is attracted to. Someone who is transgender can also be lesbian, for example.

soms, Jy kan die term Snerpende sien met meer voorletters bygevoeg. An example is LGBTIAA. Dit is wat die ander letters beteken.

Sometimes, you may see the term LGBT with more initials added. An example is LGBTIAA. This is what the other letters mean.

  • Q: Queer/Questioning
    Hierdie term is gebruik as 'n belediging in die verlede. nou, Dit word deur baie om oor hulself te praat. Queer is gebruik deur gay, biseksuele, genderqueer, en transgender mense. Dit beteken verskillende dinge vir verskillende mense. algehele, Dit beteken dat jou geslag en seksualiteit is anders as die meeste mense se. Or that you might still be figuring out how you feel.
  • Ek: Intersex
    Dit is 'n term vir 'n persoon wat gebore met dele wat behoort aan albei geslagte. Dalk beteken dit dat hul reproduktiewe dele gemeng. Sommige manlike mag word, terwyl ander vroulike. Dit kan ook beteken dat hul gene aan albei geslagte behoort.
  • A: Ongeslagtelike
    Iemand wat seksuele aantrekkingskrag ervaar nie. Ongeslagtelike mense kan datum en in verhoudings, maar hulle het nie seks. Dit kan ook beteken dat “verwante verskaffers”. Dit is 'n persoon wat nie Snerpende maar ondersteun die regte van mense wat.
  • A: Ally
    An Ally is someone who identifies as heterosexual (also known as straight) but supports the LGBTQI community
  • Q: Queer/Questioning
    This term was used as an insult in the past. Now, is it used by many to talk about themselves. Queer is used by gay, bisexual, genderqueer, and transgender people. It means different things to different people. Overall, it means that your gender and sexuality are different than most people’s. Or that you might still be figuring out how you feel.
  • I: Intersex
    This is a term for a person who was born with parts that belong to both sexes. This might mean that their reproductive parts are mixed. Some may be male, while others are female. It could also mean that their genes belong to both sexes.
  • A: Asexual
    Someone who does not experience sexual attraction. Asexual people can date and be in relationships, but they do not have sex. This can also mean “allied”. This is a person who is not LGBT but supports the rights of people who are.
  • A: Ally
    An Ally is someone who identifies as heterosexual (also known as straight) but supports the LGBTQI community

There are laws that prevent discrimination against LGBT people. Discrimination is hurtful language or behavior. Each state has its own laws and it is important to learn the laws in your city or town.

There are laws that prevent discrimination against LGBT people. Discrimination is hurtful language or behavior. Each state has its own laws and it is important to learn the laws in your city or town.

Snerpende gemeenskap

LGBT community

Daar is baie ruimtes vir Snerpende mense waar jy kan vind ondersteuning en maak vriende met mense soos jy. Elke stad het verskillende groepe, sentrums, partye, en selfs Snerpende besighede. Snerpende sentrums hulpbronne en organiseer trans groepe en gebeure.

There are many spaces for LGBT people where you can find support and make friends with people like you. Each city has different groups, centers, parties, and even LGBT businesses. LGBT centers have resources and organize trans groups and events.

Every June, the LGBT community celebrates their achievements and history.

Every June, the LGBT community celebrates their achievements and history.

Vir transgender mense

For transgender people

Vind trans groepe in jou area, Jy kan gebruik Facebook of Google. Baie groepe is op Facebook. Om te kyk vir groepe aanlyn, gebruik die woorde “Trans” of “queer exchange” saam met die naam van jou Stad of 'n nabygeleë groter Stad.

To find trans groups in your area, you can use Facebook or Google. Many groups are on Facebook. To look for groups online, use the words “trans” or “queer exchange” together with the name of your city or a nearby larger city.

Transgender people have some different experiences than lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. You can learn more about transgender people through these pages.

Transgender people have some different experiences than lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. You can learn more about transgender people through these pages.

The transgender (also known as trans) community has special terms they use to talk about themselves and their experiences.

The transgender (also known as trans) community has special terms they use to talk about themselves and their experiences.

Transgender people have specific rights when getting healthcare. After changing their gender, they usually want to get new identification. This can include drivers licenses and birth certificates.

Transgender people have specific rights when getting healthcare. After changing their gender, they usually want to get new identification. This can include drivers licenses and birth certificates.

Landlords, employers and coworkers are legally not allowed to discriminate against trans people.

Landlords, employers and coworkers are legally not allowed to discriminate against trans people.

Geslag reassignment is enige mediese prosedure wat transgender mense ooreenstem met hul fisieke seks om hul geslag te help.

Gender reassignment is any medical procedure that helps transgender people match their physical sex to their gender.

Vir jong mense

For young people

Snerpende jong mense kan besoek TrevorSpace. Dit word uitgevoer deur die Trevor projek, 'n organisasie vir Snerpende jeug. TrevorSpace is 'n gemonitor werf vir jong mense om te verbind met Snerpende mense in hul gemeenskap.

LGBT young people can visit TrevorSpace. This is run by the Trevor Project, an organization for LGBT youth. TrevorSpace is a monitored site for young people to connect with LGBT people in their community.

Hulpbronne vir Snerpende mense en hul vriende en familie

Resources for LGBT people and their friends and family

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