Why do you use the term LGBTQ instead of LGBTQAI/queer/GSM/etc.?

January 11, 2013

We’ve thought about the issue of language A LOT, vacillating between “queer,” “LGBTQ” and other acronyms. While the term “LGBTQ” isn’t as inclusive as we would like, we try to use language that is accessible and understandable to people everywhere. We use LGBTQ as an umbrella term. Anyone who doesn’t identify as 100% straight or anyone who identifies on the *trans/gender-variant/gender non-confirming spectrum is welcome to be profiled by We Are the Youth.