Sunday, January 13, 2013

Generation LGBTQIA

In an attempt to use politically correct inclusive terminology for homosexuals, I have switched to using the term LGBT, and occasionally lately I have used LGBTQ. I can do this even tho I don't even know the difference between transsexual and transgender, or what the Q stands for. Now I learn from the NY Times that I need more letters:
Part of the solution has been to add more letters, and in recent years the post-post-post-gay-rights banner has gotten significantly longer, some might say unwieldy. The emerging rubric is “L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.,” which stands for different things, depending on whom you ask.

“Q” can mean “questioning” or “queer,” an umbrella term itself, formerly derogatory before it was appropriated by gay activists in the 1990s. “I” is for “intersex,” someone whose anatomy is not exclusively male or female. And “A” stands for “ally” (a friend of the cause) or “asexual,” characterized by the absence of sexual attraction.

It may be a mouthful, but it’s catching on, especially on liberal-arts campuses. ...

The term is also gaining traction on social media sites like Twitter and Tumblr, where posts tagged with “lgbtqia” suggest a younger, more progressive outlook than posts that are merely labeled “lgbt.”
The article goes on to say some people still feel left out, and it discusses additional terms like: “genderqueer”, “androgyne”, “Jewish L.G.B.T.Q.I.A. Community”, “non-cisgender”, “bi-gender”, and lists “Pansexual. Omnisexual. Trisexual. Agender. Bi-gender. Third gender. Transgender. Transvestite. Intersexual. Two-spirit. Hijra. Polyamorous.”

I cannot cope with that. If the term LGBTQIA is good enough for the NY Times and Twitter, it is good enough for me, even if the T, Q, and A are ambiguous and some letters are omitted.

I mean no ill-will towards any of these groups. They are very small minorities, and they can do whatever they want, for all I care.

Maybe someday all adults will be able to form whatever relationships they please, and to write their own binding contracts to cover their commitments and their rights and responsibilities for their kids. I occasionally hear some libertarians advocate that. But that is not where we are heading. Such contracts are not binding in court.

The LGBTQIA activists are not libertarians. The lesbians among are all feminists who hate fathers' rights. Lesbian marriage is nearly always part of a scheme to deprive some child of a dad, or to evade taxes. If there are any LGBTQIA activists who defend fathers rights, please let me know so I can credit them.


Anonymous said...

It's good that you mean no ill will towards any of these groups.

Anonymous said...

I prefer the term "Gilberts" (GLBT)

Anonymous said...

This is almost becoming like when the Elitist snobs of the 18th Century would mock and be appalled at someone who used the wrong spoon at the wrong time. Its just ultra liberals jumping over each other to show how much more to the left that are then those out-dated LGBT crowd.