What does SOGI stand for?

Sexual orientation and gender identity

SOGI is an acronym that represents two key aspects of a person’s self-identity: who they find attractive (sexual orientation) and how they perceive their own gender (gender identity). For instance, someone’s SOGI could be a combination of being attracted to females and identifying as male.

You can often find the term SOGI used on various online platforms. It’s common on social media, in gender and sexual minorities (GSM) discussions, and in communications on dating apps. But it’s not just limited to informal settings, SOGI also appears in more official contexts like the United Nations, health-related questionnaires, or on government health websites.

The use of SOGI and other similar slang terms related to gender identity has become increasingly widespread since the 2010s. Some other popular terms in this category include SAAB, PGP, cis, and NB. These acronyms each represent unique aspects of gender identity and sexual orientation.

Example for using ‘SOGI’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that post about SOGI on Instagram? 🌈

Yeah, I did! SOGI stands for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. It’s an acronym used to talk about who someone is attracted to and their gender identity. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Oh, got it! So it’s like a way to describe someone’s preferences and how they identify themselves, right? πŸ€”

Exactly! It’s important to respect everyone’s SOGI because it’s a big part of who they are. πŸ™Œ