But when we speak of alternatives COLLECTIVELY, LGBTQ does not include everyone. But what about the demisexual, intersex, pansexual, asexual, and on and on? For me, "queer" incorporates a multitude of ways we express ourselves sexually that are alternatives.
Loren A Olson MD
I totally agree with you. Honestly, it’s a fine line! There is so much exclusive and generalized language these days that it makes it difficult to identify what each individual person prefers. The only reason I try not to use queer as an umbrella term is because I want to be conscientious of the fact that some people find it too general or restrictive. However, I TOTALLY respect someone’s individual decision to use the word or identify with it (such as you). I’m glad we have an abundance of labels in the world of sexuality so that people can find ones that fit them comfortably.
Thanks for sharing your perspective and for reading!