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6-15-2011 @ 3:46PM
When did that add the Q to LGBT? Whats the Q for?Theres a place around here that has a LGBT sandwich for pride month, its a BLT with guac, its pretty great.
6-15-2011 @ 4:13PM
That's actually a good question...
6-15-2011 @ 4:23PM
Quadripeds, maybe? I don't see how four-legged people would fit into this, though.
6-15-2011 @ 4:30PM
Q stands for questioning -- as in those questioning their sexuality but not comfortable with the other designations
6-15-2011 @ 6:06PM
The Q actually stands for queer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QueerAs for straight parades, The straight community does not receive any hardship from the general populace. If it where so, i would support straight parades, as ludicrous as it sounds. Currently lots of groups are fighting for their rights, and that doesn't just mean partnership, or "marriage" (a clumsy term to use, since it is almost exclusively used for secular ceremonies)Currently non religious heterosexual couples are allowed to marry. A lot of the flak the LBGTQ community receives is that's against the christian religion, and thus, not eligible for marriage, or seen as an affront the the values. How is non secular marriage not also that? Chew on it for a while.No one is shoving it in your face. If you do not want to know about the issues, don't go to a parade.
6-15-2011 @ 6:53PM
The Q is for Queer.
6-15-2011 @ 7:47PM
actually I have to disagree with you both a bit :-) it can stand for either questioning OR queer -- or in a broader context, both ... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lgbtq) LGBT or GLBT may also include additional "Q"s for "queer" or "questioning" (sometimes abbreviated with a question mark) (e.g., "LGBTQ", "LGBTQQ", or "GLBTQ?")Q representing questioning is most commonly used in reference to support groups for those not yet sure of their sexuality -- hence, the inclusion of it in the blanket term LGBTQ -- but there's room for BOTH definitions to be honest. And in the context of Proudmoore Pride -- all are welcome, so both definitions are a solid fit
6-15-2011 @ 8:03PM
The "Q" primarily refers to "Queer", meaning someone who doesn't fit into any one particular label. They may not be homosexual, bisexual, or transgendered, but they still don't necessarily "fit" into the gender mold."Q" can also mean "Questioning", in that they aren't really sure just where their sexual orientation is. They may be "put off" by the notion of themselves in a same-gender sexual relationship, but they aren't exactly "put off" by the notion altogether. Societal conditioning, upbringing and cultural differences often leave a lot of people confused as to how they should proceed. These are the people who are questioning.One that isn't listed which you may also see from time-to-time is "I" for Intersexed. I have seen this described as someone who is asexual and as someone who is hermaphroditic. Both could be accurate descriptions, depending upon the person. This could be someone who was forced into a gender role at birth with the doctors removing one of the two sets of genitalia. Yes, it happens, and yes, it is every bit as horrific as it sounds.
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