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Lgbt Acronym

'Diversities' May Enrich 'LGBTQIAP' Alphabet Soup

Ron Suresha | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay 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'

James Nichols | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices
James 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."

No More Alphabet Soup

Linda DeMarco | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Linda DeMarco

We have realized that employing the alphabet soup can be disempowering, as it excludes many people whose sense of identity is fluid. We want everyone to feel as if they are part of our community, not as if they do not count because "their letter" is not there.

'LGBT' Transforming into Alphabet Soup?

Chris Tina Bruce | Posted 02.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Chris Tina Bruce

A large percentage of mainstream America currently does not even understand the differences between sex, gender, and sexual orientation, and the expansion of additional acronyms only helps to dilute our unity and message.