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Which intialism do you use?

  • LGB

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  • LGBTQ

    Votes: 7 43.8%
  • GLBTG

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  • LBGTI

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  • SGL

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  • QUILTBAG

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  • FABGLITTER

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  • LGBT

    Votes: 8 50.0%
  • GLBT

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • MSGI (minority sexual and gender identities)

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Which one do you use most often?<br><br>
LGBTQ?<br>
LGBT?<br>
LGB (without the T for transgendered, as sexual orientation and gender are different issues)<br>
GLBTQ?<br>
LGBTI (I for intersex)<br>
GLBTA (A for allies or asexual)<br>
SGL (same gender loving)<br>
QUILTBAG (U for undecided, I for intersex, A for asexual and allies<br>
FABGLITTER (F for fetish, A for asexual/ poly-amorous/ allies, I for intersex, second T and then ER for Transsexual Engendered Revolution)<br>
MSGI (minority sexual and gender identities)<br><br>
Where L- lesbian, G- gay, B- bisexual, T- transgendered, Q- queer or questioning
 

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I actually tend to use LGB/LBG most often since I don't consider transsexualism to be a sexual orientation. To me it's something entirely different.
 

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I use LGBTQI.
 

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I voted for LGBTQ because that's the most recent one I can remember, but honestly I'm just a fag.<br><br>
There's too much PC stuff for my old brain to keep track of anymore.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kibbleforlola</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2894930"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I use LGBTQI.</div>
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What *is* the Q and I?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Digger</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2894936"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I voted for LGBTQ because that's the most recent one I can remember, but honestly I'm just a fag.<br><br>
There's too much PC stuff for my old brain to keep track of anymore.</div>
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You self identify as fag? That surprises me, considering how pejorative that word is.
 

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I only use fag amongst my gay friends, which I assume the people in this thread are. Kind of like the 'n' word among black people.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Digger</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2894943"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I only use fag amongst my gay friends, which I assume the people in this thread are. Kind of like the 'n' word among black people.</div>
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Yes, there is definitely a lot to be said for taking back heterosexist, sexist, and racists slurs. It is a way to redefine the words and make the loose their pejorative meanings. Isn't that what happend with queer?<br><br>
However, as I am an ally and not a homosexual person myself, I wouldn't use the term myself, even with my close gay and lesbian friends.
 

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Well it helps to understand that I was kicked out of my home at a young age and asked never to return. Having your 'sweet' old Catholic mother call you a faggot and wish you were never born, kinda makes a mark. Don't get me wrong I'm not looking for sympathy here... I've adopted the term as a means to give the old lady the finger and let her know that I'm perfectly okay with being a 'fag'. I honestly don't know why it helps... but it does. I do apologize if it upsets other LGBTQ folks.
 

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LGB.<br><br>
Excuse my ignorance here but wouldn't the Q come under that without needing its own initial?<br><br>
All the rest are not strictly sexuality so...I don't know.
 

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Overthinking it, since I don't quite belong to any of these groups it's not really a choice for me to make.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>yally</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2894968"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Overthinking it, since I don't quite belong to any of these groups it's not really a choice for me to make.</div>
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I didn't think it was asking what you identify as, compared to what intialism you use to refer to people under that particular umbrella.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>River</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2894973"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I didn't think it was asking what you identify as, compared to what intialism you use to refer to people under that particular umbrella.</div>
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Yeah I get that. What I mean is I guess I just think of gay as one group, bi as another, transexual as another...I don't umbrella it because for me there's no need to.<br><br>
I am in a toilet cubicle, just to explain why my posts are a bit scatty <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>yally</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2894979"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Yeah I get that. What I mean is I guess I just think of gay as one group, bi as another, transexual as another...I don't umbrella it because for me there's no need to.<br><br>
I am in a toilet cubicle, just to explain why my posts are a bit scatty <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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I think part of the problem with 'umbrellas' is it keeps a minority group, on a minority level. The more we refer to them as separate, the more they are separated.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>River</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2894984"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I think part of the problem with 'umbrellas' is it keeps a minority group, on a minority level. The more we refer to them as separate, the more they are separated.</div>
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This makes sense.
 

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The problem I have with many of these euphemisms is that quite often it isn't even what the particular group wants, but is simply a means to try and pacify them. In my field (archaeology) I've worked with many 'Native Americans' and they all simply abhor the use of that phrase. That phrase was invented to make white people feel better about themselves. The vast majority of 'Native Americans' I have worked with were insulted by that term, and asked that I simply call them Indians. That's what they want, and I respect that. I've never met an Indian that liked the term 'Native American'.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Digger</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2894994"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
The problem I have with many of these euphemisms is that quite often it isn't even what the particular group wants, but is simply a means to try and pacify them. In my field (archaeology) I've worked with many 'Native Americans' and they all simply abhor the use of that phrase. That phrase was invented to make white people feel better about themselves. The vast majority of 'Native Americans' I have worked with were insulted by that term, and asked that I simply call them Indians. That's what they want, and I respect that. I've never met an Indian that liked the term 'Native American'.</div>
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Really? Who came up with the GLBT letter salad initially, by the way.<br><br>
And you're right, I know some Indians and they prefer Indian or Amer-Indian. But not Native American. In fact most I know resist the terms America in the first place.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Rotoshave</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2894995"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Who came up with the GLBT letter salad initially, by the way.</div>
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I have no idea. I just know that it wasn't me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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