big old opinion on queerness and nomenclature 

LGBT, which became LGBTQ, which became LGBTQIA etc as more people were acknowledge under the umbrella of queerness, was necessary as an expression of alliance at first. It was necessary to articulate who was in that group as both an expression of solidarity and as a way to make the world acknowledge that, yes, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Trans people etc existed. That doesn't scale well, though, and it doesn't apply in the same way it used to. (cont'd)

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big old opinion on queerness and nomenclature 

If the current slapfights over who "counts" at pride are any indication, queerness as an umbrella term needs to be that, on its own. Stop fighting over who gets to be the next letter. The gatekeeping - and that's what it is at this point - is bullshit. It's not a clubhouse and you'd do well to remember *why* the letters were necessary in the first place, and where the strength that's needed *now* should come from.

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big old opinion on queerness and nomenclature 

And stop being mean to ace people and having weird checklists for experiences people have to go through to "really" be trans.

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big old opinion on queerness and nomenclature 

(This isn't aimed at anyone here, I'm just extra burnt-out on the Pride Month Discourse. No cops.)

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big old opinion on queerness and nomenclature 

@Zero_Democracy also "allies" aren't queer :V

big old opinion on queerness and nomenclature 

@IrisKalmia That's a whole different rant about assimilationist liberalism and agent-moderators :angery:

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