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QUILTBAG is an acronym. It stands for Queer/Questioning,
Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender/Transsexual,
Bisexual, Allied/Asexual, Gay/Genderqueer. It is meant to be
a more inclusive term than GLBT/LGBT and to be more
pronounceable (and memorable) than some of the other
variations or extensions on the GLBT/LGBT abbreviation.
Q - Queer and Questioning
U - Unidentified or Undecided
I - Intersex or Intergender
L - Lesbian
T - Transgender, Transexual and Two Spirit
B - Bisexual
A - Ally and Asexual
G - Gay, Genderqueer
"Hey, are you one of the QUILTBAG folk, too?"
According to @feministbieber: I think lesbians who look like justin bieber would be more inclusive if it were called QUILTBAG folks who identify as bieber-positive.
"The lesbian community is just one of the many different
pockets in the QUILTBAG!"
1. Initialism of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual community.
Sometimes, additional letters are added, such as 'Q' for 'queer' or 'questioning', 'I' for 'intersex', and 'P' for 'pansexual', 'A' for 'allied' or 'asexual', etc.
Sometimes, the order of the letters are switched i.e., GLBT.
When speaking only of sexuality and not of gender, the abbreviation LGB or GLB may be used.
Some authors avoid the umbrella term 'LGBT' because "gender identity is clearly distinct from sexual identity", the 'T' community "is itself heterogeneous, comprising intersex individuals, androgynes, transvestites, and a whole range of others", and transgender and genderqueer people "experience trans-phobia within LGB services and communities".
LGB, LGBTI/GLBTI, LGBTQ, LGBTQA, LGBTQIA, QUILTBAG, GQ
1.^ Katherine Cox, Sexual Orientation, in Death, Dying,
and Social Differences (edited by David Oliviere, Barbara
Monroe, Sheila Payne, published in 2011), page 197:
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