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Umbrella term, in the context of the LGBT+ community, refers to a term or identity that encompasses several other identities. It usually refers to a group of sexualities or gender identities that have something in common. A person could identify as one of the specific identities under an umbrella term or with the umbrella term itself (though in some cases this is not possible).

Some umbrella terms themselves fall under umbrella terms. For example, xenogender is an umbrella term that falls under the umbrella term of non-binary.

Examples

Examples of common umbrella terms include:

Many of these umbrella terms have additional umbrella terms inside them.

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