I think that the T in LGBT needs to be removed. Now, don’t get me wrong, I fully support all members of the trans community, I just don’t think that trans people fit into the same boat as gays. LGBQ people are only different in that they are attracted to someone of the same sex. That’s very different that people assigned/designated the wrong gender at birth. Trans people have a very different set of issues than gay people, and they deserve recognition. In my experience, things that claim to be about LGBT issues, focus solely or mostly on the LGB part of it.
Plus, the acronym is getting really long. I’ve seen LGBTQIA and that doesn’t include everyone’s identity. It becomes complicated and tries to fit both groups of people into one box.
I think sexualities need one acronym and gender/sex identities need another. That way, issues specific to trans people can be addressed, and agender/genderqueer/any other gender related identity can be included in the acronym.
The same thing goes for pansexuals and asexuals who aren’t in the LGBT acronym even though they are closer to LGBs than T’s. They can be included in the acronym.
Trans people deserve their own acronym and community because in the LGBT community, they are left behind. Homosexual marriage is legal in places, yet there isn’t even an other box for gender on government papers. Trans people are not helped as much. I think making them a whole other group will increase their recognition beyond something of an afterthought to LGBT.
i do agree that it is weird to have transgender people thrown in with homo/bisexuals, and that kinda promotes the idea that being trans is a crossdressing fetish, but asexuals and “pansexuals” should never be added. asexuals are not oppressed (seriously, being asexual is the least of my problems) and pansexuality is just a renamed attentiom seeking edition of bisexual.
i also dont think the Q should be there because “queer” is nothing but a slur and anyone can “question” their sexuality, not just straights wondering if they’re gay.
I think it can be LGBT or LGBTQ
The only thing with the Q is is that for example, im still “bi- questioning” since im uncomfortable with just saying “IM BI (asexual)” and then going back to hetero asexual if it turns out im very very straight. I just want to be accurate about it, but i really dont care if theres a Q or not.
The reason pansexuality exists is because bisexuality excludes people that don’t identify as a boy or a girl and trans people. Don’t be ignorant.
"because bisexuality excludes people that don’t identify as a boy or a girl and trans people. Don’t be ignorant"
Noooooooo sit down please and i will tell you a thing Bisexuality is not binary and binary trans people are not counted as “not real men and women” so if your excuse for pansexuality is saying bisexuality is transphobic for excluding (binary) trans people, you need to step back and think about how transphobic that makes pansexuality sound.
First of all calm yourself. And second of all, bi=2 pan=all. Bisexual is TWO pansexual is ALL. That was the point of what I was saying. People who were attracted to anyone regardless of gender/sexuality/ect did not feel represented by the term bisexual. So how about you spend less time bitching at me for being “phobic” or whatever and you stop judging other people for what sexuality they choose, even if you think it’s “made up” because that makes you just as phobic and you think I am
bisexuals get a lot of shit from pansexuals. basc being told we’re only “allowed” to like cis boys & girls, & being bisexual automatically makes us transphobic assholes. it’s bullshit in my opinion. bisexual & pansexual is the same thing, you like who you like.
— 1. Who was the last person you held hands with? 2. Are you outgoing or shy? 3. Who are you looking forward to seeing? 4. Are you easy to get along with? 5. If you were drunk would the person you like take care of you? 6. What kind of people are you attracted to? 7. Do you think you’ll be in a relationship two months from now? 8. Who from the opposite gender is on your mind? 9. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable? 10. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with? 11. What does the most recent text that you sent say? 12. What are your 5 favorite songs right now? 13. Do you like it when people play with your hair? 14. Do you believe in luck and miracles? 15. What good thing happened this summer? 16. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? 17. Do you think there is life on other planets? 18. Do you still talk to your first crush? 19. Do you like bubble baths? 20. Do you like your neighbors? 21. What are you bad habits? 22. Where would you like to travel? 23. Do you have trust issues? 24. Favorite part of your daily routine? 25. What part of your body are you most uncomfortable with? 26. What do you do when you wake up? 27. Do you wish your skin was lighter or darker? 28. Who are you most comfortable around? 29. Have any of your ex’s told you they regret breaking up? 30. Do you ever want to get married? 31. If your hair long enough for a pony tail? 32. Which celebrities would you have a threesome with? 33. Spell your name with your chin. 34. Do you play sports? What sports? 35. Would you rather live without TV or music? 36. Have you ever liked someone and never told them? 37. What do you say during awkward silences? 38. Describe your dream girl/guy? 39. What are your favorite stores to shop in? 40. What do you want to do after high school? 41. Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance? 42. If your being extremely quiet what does it mean? 43. Do you smile at strangers? 44. Trip to outer space or bottom of the ocean? 45. What makes you get out of bed in the morning? 46. What are you paranoid about? 47. Have you ever been high? 48. Have you ever been drunk? 49. Have you done anything recently that you hope nobody finds out about? 50. What was the colour of the last hoodie you wore? 51. Ever wished you were someone else? 52. One thing you wish you could change about yourself? 53. Favourite makeup brand? 54. Favourite store? 55. Favourite blog? 56. Favourite colour? 57. Favourite food? 58. Last thing you ate? 59. First thing you ate this morning? 60. Ever won a competition? For what? 61. Been suspended/expelled? For what? 62. Been arrested? For what? 63. Ever been in love? 64. Tell us the story of your first kiss? 65. Are you hungry right now? 66. Do you like your tumblr friends more than your real friends? 67. Facebook or Twitter? 68. Twitter or Tumblr? 69. Are you watching tv right now? 70. Names of your bestfriends? 71. Craving something? What? 72. What colour are your towels? 72. How many pillows do you sleep with? 73. Do you sleep with stuffed animals? 74. How many stuffed animals do you think you have? 75. Favourite animal? 76. What colour is your underwear? 77. Chocolate or Vanilla? 78. Favourite ice cream flavour? 79. What colour shirt are you wearing? 80. What colour pants? 81. Favourite tv show? 82. Favourite movie? 83. Mean Girls or Mean Girls 2? 84. Mean Girls or 21 Jump Street? 85. Favourite character from Mean Girls? 86. Favourite character from Finding Nemo? 87. First person you talked to today? 88. Last person you talked to today? 89. Name a person you hate? 90. Name a person you love? 91. Is there anyone you want to punch in the face right now? 92. In a fight with someone? 93. How many sweatpants do you have? 94. How many sweaters/hoodies do you have? 95. Last movie you watched? 96. Favourite actress? 97. Favourite actor? 98. Do you tan a lot? 99. Have any pets? 100. How are you feeling? 101. Do you type fast? 102. Do you regret anything from your past? 103. Can you spell well? 104. Do you miss anyone from your past? 105. Ever been to a bonfire party? 106. Ever broken someone’s heart? 107. Have you ever been on a horse? 108. What should you be doing? 109. Is something irritating you right now? 110. Have you ever liked someone so much it hurt? 111. Do you have trust issues? 112. Who was the last person you cried in front of? 113. What was your childhood nickname? 114. Have you ever been out of your province/state? 115. Do you play the Wii? 116. Are you listening to music right now? 117. Do you like chicken noodle soup? 118. Do you like Chinese food? 119. Favourite book? 120. Are you afraid of the dark? 121. Are you mean? 122. Is cheating ever okay? 123. Can you keep white shoes clean? 124. Do you believe in love at first sight? 125. Do you believe in true love? 126. Are you currently bored? 127. What makes you happy? 128. Would you change your name? 129. What your zodiac sign? 130. Do you like subway? 131. Your bestfriend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do? 132. Who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with? 133. Favourite lyrics right now? 134. Can you count to one million? 135. Dumbest lie you ever told? 136. Do you sleep with your doors open or closed? 137. How tall are you? 138. Curly or Straight hair? 139. Brunette or Blonde? 140. Summer or Winter? 141. Night or Day? 142. Favourite month? 143. Are you a vegetarian? 144. Dark, milk or white chocolate? 145. Tea or Coffee? 146. Was today a good day? 147. Mars or Snickers? 148. What’s your favourite quote? 149. Do you believe in ghosts? 150. Get the closest book next to you, open it to page 42, what’s the first line on that page? (via mostlypoptarts)