One thing I would ask of anyone using the initialism “LGBT” or “LGBTQ” is to always–without fail–define it in its first usage to mean:


We don’t want to whitewash over what these letters stand for. I feel many may still not know or want to have the words “lesbian,” “gay,” “bisexual,” and “transgender” or “queer”so explicitly stated, but it is important that they are said. I feel it is much easier for people, particularly mainstream media, to say “LGBT”or “LGBTQ.” instead of gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer, but I feel we need to hear those words.

We are done being worried about straight and mainstream media’s comfort with who we are.

– Andy

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