This acronym stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer people, and it includes all sexual and gender identities that do not meet social norms at the time. Besides LGBTIQ+, people use several variations of the acronym, like LGBTTIQ and LGBTIQA, among others. This happens because different people define some terms and labels in different ways and because some groups want to have certain identities explicitly named and included. 

Frequently, ‘queer’ is used as an umbrella term that includes all gender and sexual diversity that exists outside prevailing social norms.