No doubt if you listen to or read gay media, you may find GLBTI as tiresome as I do. It is meant to be inclusive of all. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex. Is it necessary? Maybe.
I exchanged an email or two with the intersex Tony Briffa quite a few years ago now. I forget exactly what it was about now but he was polite, helpful and friendly.
Although his sex was hard to determine at a young age, he was brought up as a girl, and although clearly his behaviour was that of a boy, he was castrated at a young age for no good reason. His is not a great childhood/youth story. You can easily search out his details on the net.
But has that stopped him from being a high achiever? He is now mayor of the City of Hobsons Bay, covering Williamstown, an historic and now prestigious bayside suburb, and also covering Altona, the suburb where Australia's Prime Minister lives when she has a moment of not being PM.
I don't feel me being gay and Tony Briffa being intersex has much of a connection, but it does make me quite proud that a quite ethnically diverse area of Melbourne can elect Tony as mayor of their fair greater city. Onya Tony.