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).
Examples of common umbrella terms include:
- Gender non-conforming
Many of these umbrella terms have additional umbrella terms inside them.