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Shanna, so far you have told us that you take offense when something is not set up specifically for you; you want the group that you just joined to rename itself just for you; without identifying where you are on the spectrum, you apparently prioritize it based on you coming before others in the march of alphabet soup, you give no credit whatsoever for what has been a 4-year effort at group building, after specific efforts have been made to be inclusive of more people, you specifically exclude intersex people from your favored acronym, and you don't care about people outside the US. Do you go to new friends' houses for the first time and then tell them you hate the decor and by the way you don't like their street name?
When the group names were merged, there were long long long long discussions about what to use. The fact is, a lot of people around the world use gay as an inclusive term. A lot of people still don't accept "queer" as anything but an insult - it would be like using the "n-word" in the title of a group about racial issues. Use of search terms sometimes requires precision - LGBT and GLBT and LGBTQ and GLBTQ and LGBTQI etc . I find it frustrating that the first person thing someone has to say is they don't like the name of the group - discounting what has been said and done in the past. There's no problem with having a discussion of terminology - billions of ascii characters have been spent doing so - starting a discussion topic would be appropriate, as opposed to the group comment wall. I remember when Ellen came out - she said Yep, I'm gay". The designation "LGBTQI" prioritizes Lesbians as first in the list, and the order of terminology sets up a prioritization that I in general find offensive - not because Lesbians are first, but why leave some people as add on at the end and only use them occasionally - everyone is important. I do not agree with removing "Gay" from the group name. Gay is not just gay men and never was - if it was, the "men" would not need to be added to "gay", it would be redundant. Please tell me a generally accepted term that is inclusive, widely accepted, useful as a search term, does not prioritize people as some being "first" some being "last" and some being lost in the middle, that is not offensive, and that people in most countries will recognize.
@Dallas Gaytheist...thanks for sharing that awesome video! It always makes my day to see stuff like this and know the world is getting better even if it doesn't seem like it sometimes.
@Shanna...oh I see what you mean...I must have just passed right over it; never saw it. Message the person that created the group then. Maybe they can change the name.
@Shanna...Not everyone always types all the letters involved in the community (LGBTTIQQA) but if you'll look in the description it says, "
Nontheist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people & friends."
@Sentient Biped....wasn't that the bird cage? Oh no...they were anything but boring! LOL
Sandi - yes! LOL
Dallas - cute movie trailor. I keep wondering, tho - when are they going to make a movie about a boring overweight middle aged hard working guy who bakes an awesome cherry-rhubarb pie?
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