Tuesday, January 23, 2007

But I Have a Question. . .

I don't mean to get all Politcally Incorrect on your asses, but I'm getting sick and tired of the ever-growing acronym that's used to describe our homo community these days. Back when I was walking five miles to school during a snowstorm, we were called lesbian or gay. Then the bi-sexuals joined our cozy little Brownie troop. And then, more recently, the trannies.

Okay, so at that point we were LGBT. Kind of sounds like something on the menu at Carnegie Deli to me.

And then we became LGBTQ. I thought, "queer," hmmm. Isn't that a little redundant? But the Q is for "questioning." Okay, if you're questioning your decision to pick L,G, B or T, then you're simply labeling yourself to ponder your future label, right? It seems a little over-categorized to me. And unnecessary.

Heck, I must be questioning too, because I ask myself questions all the time. Is it cold enough for a jacket? Should I make a right or a left? Where the hell are the car keys?

Look, I don't mean to belittle a group of people who are unsure about their sexual orientations, but I gotta say, I'm dog tired of trying to spit out an acronym that feels more like a mouthful of alphabet soup than a description of a community.


Anonymous said...

Right on!

(Btw, re yer car keys: Did you check the freezer?)

Liz said...

As a matter of fact, I did. And, oddly enough, I found YOUR car keys.

JahTeh said...

I was just about to comment when I saw the word verification xcsqmdg almost as bad as LGBTQ and sometimes in Oz they throw in an I for intersex. I have enough trouble telling people why straight me supports L&Gs without trying to remember half the alphabet.

Liz said...

Hey Jahteh, thanks for your support! And if they add another letter down under, be sure to let me know.