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Are You Really An LGBTQ+ Ally?

Will your straight friends get a perfect score on our CT Voice Quiz? Will YOU? Answer these 13 questions to find out!


We know these people, right? Right? Our friends, our chosen family, and coworkers all tell us they are LGBTQ+ allies, ride or die. But are they? Are they really? Do you consider yourself an ally to trans folx? Are you a true supporter of bisexuals? Do you count yourself among the allies of only some parts of the wider LGBTQ+ community, or do you support everyone under the rainbow? Answer the 13 questions to find out! Also, if you want to put others to the test, just visit our website at where you can get a link to share with family, friends and frenemies alike!


  1. We’ll start with the easiest one. What does the acronym LGBTQ+ stand for?
  2. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV positive
  3. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning and other identities
  4. Lettuce, Garbanzo Beans Tomato Quesadilla plus extra cheese
  5. I don’t know, but I’m willing to learn


  1. Sometimes the community is referred to as LGBTQIA+ What do the I and the A stand for?
  2. Intersex and Ambivalent
  3. Impotent and Androgynous
  4. Intersex and Asexual and/or Agender and the plus sign represents other identities like pansexual
  5. I don’t know, but I’m willing to learn


  1. What is the most populous group within the community?
  2. Gay men
  3. Lesbians or gay women
  4. Transgender and nonbinary individuals
  5. Bisexuals
  6. Furries
  7. I don’t know, but I’m   willing to learn


  1. Where is “P Town”?
  2. Port St. Lucie, Florida
  3. Provincetown, Massachusetts
  4. Providence, Rhode Island
  5. The men’s public rest room at Dunkin Donuts Park
  6. Portland, Connecticut


  1. Who started the annual Dyke March in the 1990s?
  2. The Lesbian Avengers
  3. Captain Marvel
  4. LesBeStrong
  5. The Dyke Marchers
  6. Audre Lorde


  1. Which one of these historic names was not a member of the community?
  2. Audre Lorde
  3. Harvey Milk
  4. Bayard Rustin
  5. Betty Ford
  6. Sylvia Rivera


  1. What does the acronym AMAB stand for?
  2. All Men Are Bastards
  3. Assigned Male At Birth
  4. Avocado Meatball And Bacon
  5. American Medical Ambulance Brigade


  1. Which of these statements is false?
  2. Actress Catherine Deneuve sued a lesbian magazine for using her last name.
  3. The Stonewall Inn is still operating as a five-star hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
  4. The Reagan Administration created the first commission to investigate HIV.
  5. The U.S. Navy christened a ship named for gay rights leader Harvey Milk.


  1. Who was the first LGBTQ+ astronaut?
  2. Ellen Wilson
  3. Buzz Aldrin
  4. Sally Ride
  5. John Young
  6. John Christopher


  1. What is “Transface”?
  2. What RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants call applying makeup
  3. When a cisgender woman is judged to look masculine or a cisgender man appears feminine
  4. When Hollywood actors who are cisgender play trans roles. It comes from the word “Blackface”
  5. The name of a crossdressing Batman villain


  1. Pansexual, polyamory and bisexual mean different things. Which one of these is not true?
  2. Pansexual people are attracted to people regardless of their gender
  3. Monosexual is attraction to one gender: Straight people, gays and lesbians are monosexual
  4. Polyamory refers to an involvement in multiple romantic relationships at once with people of any orientation, with the knowledge of all partners
  5. Bisexuality means a person is attracted to two or more genders often including nonbinary
  6. Binary attractions and sexual relationships are not LGBTQ+ relationships


  1. What does someone mean when they say they are “trans masc” or a trans man? 
  2. They are someone who was presumed female at birth and were raised to be feminine but now identify as male, as a man or as masculine
  3. They are someone who was presumed male at birth and were raised to be masculine but now identify as female, as a woman or as feminine
  4. That’s another way of saying they are trans nonbinary
  5. Their birth gender is different from their gender identity and they now compete as a woman in sports


  1. Gay, lesbian and 

bi couples can adopt children in… 

  1. All 50 States
  2. All but 11 states where state-licensed child welfare agencies can refuse to place and provide services, if doing so conflicts with their religious beliefs
  3. Only in Connecticut, New York and California
  4. Only overseas



  1. Which of these statements is FALSE?
  2. Trans women are men or “biological males.”
  3. Gays and lesbians “groom” young people to be like them.
  4. The word “cisgender” is a slur and should be replaced with “normal.”
  5. Bisexuality is just a phase.
  6. LGBTQ+ Americans account for 20 percent of the U.S. population.
  7. The Equality Act is anti-American and would give LGBTQ+ people “special rights.”


—Dawn Ennis



  1. B
  2. C
  3. D
  4. B
  5. A
  6. D
  7. B
  8. B
  9. C
  10. C
  11. E
  12. A
  13. B
  14. BONUS (All are false)