Friday, June 12, 2015

GLBTI

GLBTI GLBQTI stands for Gay, lesbian, bisexual, later edit: queer,transgender and intersex. Sometimes the word community is tacked on to the end. I have issues enough with just the idea of there being a gay community let alone there being any sort of community of the above. I have one thing and one thing only in common with other gay men and maybe something in common with bisexual men.

Why are such disconnected people lumped together? I suppose it is for convenience when lobbying for rights and improvements.

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  1. A double edged sword. Lumped together for convenience in both lobbying for rights, and condemning... I have seen polyamorists also added to the mix recently. Which I don't understand either.

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    1. Polyamorists? Multi and amore as in love? Dear god no.

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  2. I know what the GLBT are but not sure about the intersex; never heard of that one. Never heard of polyamorists either.
    I've lived such a sheltered life :D

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    1. River, I believe intersex is when someone is born with a male a female physical characteristics. A choice has to be made, will they go down the road of male or female and sometimes that choice made with the best of intentions is not right.

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  3. I will like to know more about this, especially this - "I have issues enough with just the idea of there being a gay community" - perhaps you could expand on this in a future post? :)

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    1. Snoskred, I would like to write a post about it but there is little to say. There is no such thing as a gay community. Gays are diverse as society itself. I have no problem with gay activist community or gay clubbing community but just because you are gay does not make you part of a community.

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  4. It does seem strange now that you point it out, that gays are lumped together so, as if they are all the same and wear uniforms or something, when they would be as diverse as hetero sexuals. Good point.

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    1. That's what I reckon Strayer.

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    1. haha I say GLBTIBBQ

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    2. Stop playing with my head, Fen.

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  6. Definitely the lobbying for rights thing Andrew.. I just don't get the whole 'putting a label' on things. People are very compartmentalist these days.. is that even a word ,:)

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    1. Grace, I guess everyone likes to label people at times. It can be useful.

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