Linnaeus University strives to provide an environment where students and staff can feel safe regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. At Linnaeus University, there is zero tolerance for all forms of harassment in word and deed. Linnaeus University needs to expose exclusionary norms based on sexuality, identity, and gender in order to create an inclusive and safe learning and working environment.



LGBTQI is an umbrella term for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.

  • The L, G, and B refer to sexual orientation, who a person feels romantically and/or sexually attracted to.
  • The T refers to gender identity and expression.
  • Q refers to queer in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or relationships and sexual practice, but it also represents a critical view of existing norms.
  • I refers to intersex, which is an umbrella term used for a variety of experiences in which a person is born with, or develops, a reproductive or sexual anatomy that does not fit the typical definitions of female or male. An intersex person may identify as female, male, or neither.


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