ACOA

Adult Children of Alcoholics

CLR

Closed Loop Relationship: Originally applied to men only.

Expanded Definition
2 married gay/bi men or les/bi women, who have a friendship (possibly sexual). None of the 4 people in the  2 couples have liaisons outside the loop. Also may be a monogamous-single-man/married-man or monogamous-single-woman/married-woman.

COLAGE

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere

F2F or F/F

Female-to-female or female/female relationship

FB

F*** Buddy

FWB

Friend with Benefits

GB

Gay/Bisexual

GLB or LGB

Gay, lesbian and/or bisexual

GLBT OR LGBT

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgendered

GSO

Gay Significant Other

HOW

Husbands Out to Wives (support group)

HUGS

Hope-Understanding-Growth-Support – A combined list of AP Support Group members and HOW Support Group members

M2M or M/M

Male-to-male or male/male relationship

MMOM

Yahoo group – Monogamous Mixed Orientation Marriage

MMOMW

Yahoo group – Making Mixed Orientation Marriages Work

MO

Mixed (sexual) orientation (at least one partner GLB)

MOM

Mixed Orientation Marriage

MOR or MORe

Mixed orientation relationship

MSO

Mixed sexual orientation

NRE

New Relationship Euphoria – that exhilarating “I’ve fallen in love and I can’t think about anything else” feeling

OM

Open Marriage

OR

Open relationship

OSA

Other-sex attraction

PFLAG

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Q

Queer, when added to GLBT, to denote versions of “not straight” not covered by the other 4 letters. Not derogative when used kindly among us.

SOTTS

Spouses out to their spouses (a list for GLB spouses)

SS

Same sex

SSA

Same-sex attraction

SSML

Spouse support mailing list (a list for GLB spouses)

STBX

Soon-to-be Ex

Superfriend

A friend that we have sex with; ‘we’ being either the straight spouse or the non-straight spouse

TBO

The bisexual one

TBT

The ‘bi’ thing

TGO

The gay one, or the gay other

TGT

The gay thing

TMI

Too much information