Gender and sexuality minority
I've found so much hope online when I connected with others in the GSM.
I know what you mean. Twitter and TikTok have been so helpful.
|FTM||Female to male|
|F2M||Female to male|
|LGBTQ||Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer|
|LGBTQIA||Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual|
|LGBTQIA2S||Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and Two-spirit|
|Friend of Dorothy||LGBTQ person|
|FOD||Friend of Dorothy|
|Enby||A non-binary person|
|Kiki||Gathering of friends|
|Wokespeak||Vocabulary that indicates awareness of social issues|
Non-straight or non-cis people may use GSM online to identify as being in the minority in society regarding their gender and sexuality. You will typically see GSM as a replacement for LGBTQ and its lengthier variations (LGBTQIA, LGBTQIA2S, etc.) on social media, in online forums, and when messaging online.
GSM is one of many acronyms created by members of the LGBTQ community in the 2010s to help express their identity to others, especially online. For example, a trans person may post on Twitter about their struggle living as a GSM in a country that doesn't acknowledge their existence.