In the New Testament, Peter writes that when in conversation with others (including skeptics or even those hostile to Christianity), we must always speak gently and respectfully. One important way to be respectful of another person is to sincerely listen and try to understand her.
I recently came across a list of words and definitions written by an LGBTQ+ organization which tries to “keep up with the rapid proliferation of queer and trans language.” I found it immensely informative in my effort to understand this growing community.
If you’re interested, you can find the list here.
Please note that I am not endorsing nor encouraging the terms and ideologies themselves, but am mentioning it in the hopes of deepening our understanding of and respectfully communicating with those who identify with the LGBT+ community.
(Photo by Matthew Henry)