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Gender and Sexual Diversities

We Need To Move Beyond LGBT Alphabet Soup And Slurs

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 08.02.2016 | Queer Voices
DaShanne Stokes

The problem that all of this raises is that no single term is likely to be embraced by everyone, and most terms fall prey to the same problems as those we've already seen. They treat us as monolithic, negating our diversity and the multiplicity with which some people may identify.

'Diversities' May Enrich 'LGBTQIAP' Alphabet Soup

Ron Suresha | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ron Suresha

I have advocated using the expression "gender and sexual minorities," or the acronym "GSM," as the collective political term for people who are not cisgender and/or heterosexual. So it was welcome news when UK therapists came out this year in favor of a splendid refinement of the term.

Queering Language: The Necessary Evolution From 'LGBT'

JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
JamesMichael Nichols

The proposition of "gender and sexual diversities" is an important opening into the conversation of expanding how we linguistically understand our movement, our experiences and ourselves. However, I think we need to move beyond narrow signifiers, particularly acronyms like "LGBT."

Could 'LGBT" Become 'GSD'? London Therapists Fight For More Inclusive Labels

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Could "LGBT" one day become "GSD"? A London-based advocacy group certainly hopes so. Pink Therapy director Dominic Davies and fellow therapist Pam...