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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: Generation L.G.B.T.Q.Q.I.A.A. Reply with quote

L.G.B.T.Q.I.A: it's quite a mouthful, so to speak; doesn't exactly flow off the tongue.
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Armed with the millennial generation’s defining traits — Web savvy, boundless confidence and social networks that extend online and off — Stephen and his peers are forging a political identity all their own, often at odds with mainstream gay culture.

If the gay-rights movement today seems to revolve around same-sex marriage, this generation is seeking something more radical: an upending of gender roles beyond the binary of male/female. The core question isn’t whom they love, but who they are — that is, identity as distinct from sexual orientation.

But what to call this movement? Whereas “gay and lesbian” was once used to lump together various sexual minorities — and more recently “L.G.B.T.” to include bisexual and transgender — the new vanguard wants a broader, more inclusive abbreviation. “Youth today do not define themselves on the spectrum of L.G.B.T.,” said Shane Windmeyer, a founder of Campus Pride, a national student advocacy group based in Charlotte, N.C.

Part of the solution has been to add more letters, and in recent years the post-post-post-gay-rights banner has gotten significantly longer, some might say unwieldy. The emerging rubric is “L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.,” which stands for different things, depending on whom you ask.

“Q” can mean “questioning” or “queer,” an umbrella term itself, formerly derogatory before it was appropriated by gay activists in the 1990s. “I” is for “intersex,” someone whose anatomy is not exclusively male or female. And “A” stands for “ally” (a friend of the cause) or “asexual,” characterized by the absence of sexual attraction.
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Even at the open mike, as students picked at potato chips and pineapple slices, the bounds of identity politics were spilling over and becoming blurry.

At one point, Santiago, a curly-haired freshman from Colombia, stood before the crowd. He and a friend had been pondering the limits of what he calls “L.G.B.T.Q. plus.”

“Why do only certain letters get to be in the full acronym?” he asked.

Then he rattled off a list of gender identities, many culled from Wikipedia. “We have our lesbians, our gays,” he said, before adding, “bisexual, transsexual, queer, homosexual, asexual.” He took a breath and continued. “Pansexual. Omnisexual. Trisexual. Agender. Bi-gender. Third gender. Transgender. Transvestite. Intersexual. Two-spirit. Hijra. Polyamorous.”

By now, the list had turned into free verse. He ended: “Undecided. Questioning. Other. Human.”

The room burst into applause.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/fashion/generation-lgbtqia.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's more in line with identifying with the soul (consciousness) instead of identifying with the form.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:27 am    Post subject: Re: Generation L.G.B.T.Q.Q.I.A.A. Reply with quote

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L.G.B.T.Q.I.A: it's quite a mouthful, so to speak; doesn't exactly flow off the tongue.
As a result, I think they should reshuffle the letters so it is pronounceable. GBLT -> Giblet. Doubly apropos since it can also refer to the various "mix" of peoples.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still waiting for individuals to realize that they are, in fact, individuals.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still waiting for individuals to realize that they are, in fact, individuals.

Yes. It's more fun to be enigmatic anyway, keeps the sheep on their toes.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Euthanasia and labour camps.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Euthanasia and labour camps.

Sounds like a gas.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
energyman76b wrote:
Euthanasia and labour camps.

Sounds like a gas.


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Libertardian denial of reality is wholly unimpressive and unconvincing, and simply serves to demonstrate what a bunch of delusional fools they all are.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still waiting for individuals to realize that they are, in fact, individuals.


I am not an individual :lol:

people probably would, if others treated them as such.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still waiting for individuals to realize that they are, in fact, individuals.

I keep telling stars the same thing, yet they still oddly keep insisting on grouping together in clusters and galaxies.
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you experience political reality dilation when travelling at american political speeds. it's in einstein's formulas. it's not their fault.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still waiting for individuals to realize that they are, in fact, individuals.

I keep telling stars the same thing, yet they still oddly keep insisting on grouping together in clusters and galaxies.

Are you saying Muso is a giant ball of hot plasma?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
Are you saying Muso is a giant ball of hot plasma?

I was going to avoid connotations with gas...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still waiting for individuals to realize that they are, in fact, individuals.


[Obligatory] "You are not a unique and beautiful snowflake" [/Obligatory]

But yes, point well taken. I don't understand why people seem to scream "I want to be LABELED as different so people realize how different I am." I really don't understand when the use of LABELING became a process that people perceive as individualizing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They want their particular fetish/perversion labeled and included with the rest of the letter-herd, for protection and validation. This is what comes of indoctrinating children with the gold star and herd mentalities.

Next up, calling for "NAACPAP" (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Pedophiles). :P
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still waiting for individuals to realize that they are, in fact, individuals.
Liberals aren't. They might as well be named x of y.

Conservatives tend to be more self-reliant (and expect others to do the same). This also explains the inevitable and permanent defeat of conservatism in the US. Conservatives can't get their act together and wonder why they lose.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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NAACP
If I were to ever come into sufficiently large amounts of cash, I think I'd establish the NAAPC. National Association for the Advancement of the Pigment Challenged. I would also use the same tag line to garner attention "Because a mind is a terrible thing to waste."
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Generation L.G.B.T.Q.Q.I.A.A. Reply with quote

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BoneKracker wrote:
L.G.B.T.Q.I.A: it's quite a mouthful, so to speak; doesn't exactly flow off the tongue.
As a result, I think they should reshuffle the letters so it is pronounceable. GBLT -> Giblet. Doubly apropos since it can also refer to the various "mix" of peoples.


L.G.B.T.Q.I.A :arrow: Q(u)ILTBAG.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does include more of the letters, but the "bag" makes it sound more like an insult (may be a cultural thing).
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a bike clan called Dykes on Bikes here (and elsewhere probably). There's a label that doesn't need explaining to anyone.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
There's a bike clan called Dykes on Bikes here (and elsewhere probably). There's a label that doesn't need explaining to anyone.


so they are big and bulky and if there is a risk of flooding they throw themselves into the breaches?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By flooding, are you referring to squirting?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Generation L.G.B.T.Q.Q.I.A.A. Reply with quote

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pjp wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
L.G.B.T.Q.I.A: it's quite a mouthful, so to speak; doesn't exactly flow off the tongue.
As a result, I think they should reshuffle the letters so it is pronounceable. GBLT -> Giblet. Doubly apropos since it can also refer to the various "mix" of peoples.


L.G.B.T.Q.I.A :arrow: Q(u)ILTBAG.

That's excellent! :lol: :lol:

U can be fore "Undecided". :lol:

We should send them an email with the solution.
Queer
Undecided
Intersex
Lesbian
Transvestite
Bisexual
Androgynous
Gay
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q is questioning, not queer.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

new acronym for all of them... FC.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pavement sex?
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Sofa sex?
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