COMMENT | What does LGBT+ actually mean…


LGBTQIAPK – Has it all gone too far? – A follow up

The rationale behind the question was about division by classification. Is this a form of segregation?

Is it a division any group would allow; if it were not a self-imposed segregation?

When segregation has been imposed historically by authority it has created alienation and not promoted inclusion. How is this different?

There appear to be 3 distinct groups, Heterosexuality, LGBT+, and the groups and acts that are illegal.

“I am a man, and a gay man at that, but I am not LGBT+. Where does LGBT+ exist? It exists in the policy documents of local authorities and on the pages of corporate propaganda”

Is LGBT+ just political? I sometimes feel like a unit of currency or a pawn in someone else’s game. I am not a stepping stone for someone’s political ambition or career. I am a man, and a gay man at that, but I am not LGBT+.

Where does LGBT+ exist? In someone’s mind or the minds of some, but perhaps not the consciousness of the masses. It exists in the policy documents of local authorities and on the pages of corporate propaganda. It exists in some places in London, perhaps many. If London is the epicentre of LGBT+ in the UK, then like a pebble dropped in a pool the ripple weakens as it moves further out.

I liken LGBT+ to the Euro and Gay to the pound. They are fast getting to be worth the same. Spending the Euro is possible in London, but try that currency in almost any village in the country and it will be rejected. The pound may sometimes be “the only gay in the village,” but in the UK it is more credible.

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5 responses to “COMMENT | What does LGBT+ actually mean…”

  1. What garbage. I am queer. I am so much more than a man who sleeps with men, and I don’t let others define Me as gay (which I am not), because it’s NOT THE RIGHT FUCKING WORD.

    You wanna be a cis gay? Be a fucking cis gay. But don’t stand here telling Me the way OTHERS identify is political propaganda. Fuck you.

    • If you had left it at “What garbage” I could have respected your opinion. You are after all entitled to one. This piece was my opinion and I too have the same rights.

      It is about me. I identify as gay.

      I am happy for you that you are queer but it is not relevant to what I have written.

      It is about LGBT+ being a political vessel or being used as one as a whole and not about you. It is about the difference between self imposed segregation being acceptable, where if it was forced upon a group it would not be.

      I have been the victim of discrimination and bullying and have had many people use profanity to intimidate and insult me. It falls on “deaf ears,” I have the reserves of a lifetime’s experience not to be affected; and the dignity and self respect not to stoop so low as to be the same.

      Do have a nice day. xx

  2. It’s all utter Balls. Honestly… far too much attention is paid to the Twitter snowflakes and students, who have nothing better to do with their time than moan about how poorly treated they are… Government and Local Authorities need to pay less attention to this bullcrap.

      • It was not a hate crime. It was a terror event against people in a lgbt club. Snowflakes are the worst – complaining about non-issues. Actual acts of violence are something we should consider, hurt feelings really the individual’s issues… Not society’s

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