So first we had “gay.” Fine. Probably descriptive enough. But of course one sex got upset so then we had “lesbian and gay.” Okay, still cool. Then because the bisexuals apparently were offended by the categories and the transgendered were upset, we had LGBT. Okay. It’s a mouthful, but I suppose if you all feel unloved, we can do LGBT.
But the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersexual, Questioning, and Contented” community (LGBTIQC), as I just saw on a poster? Give me a fscking break.
Every single sexual individual on the planet does not need to be uniquely named. Or rather, every single individual on the planet was already named—by their parents. And that’s good enough for me, if you tell me your name, I’ll know who you are.
Meanwhile, this acronym does not need any more letters if you want to keep straight folks like me paying attention, rather than just writing the whole thing off as whining and personal inadequacies rather than an actual quest for social justice.