The Community Name Debates

There is no official spokescat or language police unit for the communities involved in these discussions. The earliest forum board discussion I am aware of discussing the pros & cons of GSRM over LGBT[QIA]+ is 2015, but I am just one person – different parts of the larger community have different preferences and different concerns.

There is no monolith, no “one group” that speaks for all people who

  • LGBT+: Lesbian; Gay; Bisexual;Transgender; plus all the other sex, and sexuality minorities
  • LGBTQIA+: Lesbian; Gay; Bisexual;Transgender; plus all the other sex, sexuality and romantic minorities
  • GRSM: Gender, Romantic, and Sexual Minorities
  • SOGI: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • SGM: Sexual and Gender Minority
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