I had a meeting with SlutWalk organizers last Friday. We had amazing conversations and Heather introduced me to a new acronym for the different sexualities!
I first was introduced to LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender). Second was LGBTTIQA2 (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex, Questioning, Allied, Two Spirited). It became extremely confusing saying the acronym in class because it was so long and confusing! To shorten it is to not acknowledge the other sexualities!
Heather, when speaking to a group of trans youth (she identifies as Queer) she came across QUILTBAG!
Q-Queer and Questioning
Although I can’t imagine using the acronym in conversation that way I do in LGBT (the Quiltbag population doesn’t sound very good), it is easier to remember since it makes a memorable phrase.