Q is for Questioning – Alphabet Challenge
Over the last few years, a controversial acronym has subtly changed. We used to use LGBT for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transsexual. Now they’ve added a Q, so it reads, LGBTQ. The Q is for “questioning.” I take that to mean that a person isn’t really sure where they fit on the spectrum. That makes me ask myself, how many people fall into this category? Used to be, virtually none. You were either a homosexual or a heterosexual, and there wasn’t much room for anyone else. Questioning was done when you were a teenager and trying to figure out who the “real” you was. But today, faced with so many options, people are allowed to be undecided. It gives them license to try out a bunch of things and find their comfort zone.
I think this is a good change. Not everyone is certain about where they fit in. I do think a person has to make some choice sooner or later. Vacillating forever is weak. But for as a part of the panoply of non-heterosexuality, “Questioning” serves its purpose.
What I don’t like, and maybe it’s very controversial, is when political groups use these terms to further their agendas to the detriment of others. No one should do that. It uses people not just ideas, to beat up others and harm their rights. It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you’re sitting on; that’s just not right.
What do you think of the “Questioning” addition to non-heterosexual behaviors?
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