Umbrella Term

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An Umbrella Term is a term for a group of ideas that have something in common. In the context of MOGAI, an umbrella term usually means a term that covers a group of sexuality or gender identity labels that have something in common.


"Umbrella Term" uses the word umbrella, which comes from Italian ombrella (modification of Latin umbella, diminutive of umbra).[1]


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  • A word that groups other words into a single common category. - Urbandictionary user Urban Suzie, 2012[2]

MOGAI, transgender, and nonbinary are some common umbrella terms. Some umbrella terms themselves fall under umbrella terms. An example is demispec, which is an umbrella term that falls under the umbrella term of aspec. An individual could identify as one of the specific identities under an umbrella term, or they could identify with the umbrella term itself if it applies.

It was wonderful. It was the first time I saw 'intersex' in print related to my name, when I applied in court, I chose 'non-binary,' because that's an umbrella term that would also include gender variant people.
— Sara Kelly Keenan


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Related Terms

Common Umbrella Terms

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