Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

LGBTQQIA, and finally, A!

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I like to lovingly call it our alphabet soup.  Although I am a straight male (the most boring thing you could possibly be in the sexual world), I was pleased to find out earlier this year that I had added to this string of letters that means so much to me.  I have been a gay right’s activist/ supporter for a long time and am now officially considered and “Ally”.  LGBTQQIAA, for those who are unaware, stands for: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and Ally.  All of these definitions are available here: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inrainbo/glossary.shtml.  I never felt left out because there was not a specific spot describing me in this acronym, mainly because I feel that the other people it describes are the target of all of the hate regarding the fight for civil rights for this community.  As of recently the acronym has come under fire in the LBGT community for being too long and thus too PC.  Personally, i don’t really care either way, I just though it was generous to officially be accepted by way of my very own letter.

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Written by mwgoulet

April 29, 2010 at 5:48 am

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