The altView Foundation just had the opportunity to provide a Lunch and Learn experience for a local junior high school. An amazing opportunity to reach out to the local youth about the local LGBT community. Our topic: Alphabet Soup – defining Homophobia, catchy wasn’t it?
So we took a look at one of the latest lengthy acronyms used to represent the LGBT community. LGBTTTTIQQAAPC …I think that was all of them, and we had a few more letters to work with but even I got confused at that point. And this provoked a few questions in my own mind… was not the original focus to be considered equal…equal rights, equal freedoms…equal everything; well then why all the labels, are we not all just people. I have been in many a discussion about the fluidity of sexuality and gender expression… so why would we turn around and put ourselves in to these neat, pretty, square little boxes, nicely labeled for the world. Most of my friends defy description, and I would not want them any other way. So what are we trying to prove? Or am I just out in left field…oops is that a binary?
And that’s my 2 cents worth…any questions?