No, the critical lesson is that there is no such thing as “LGBTs”. A few people dreamed this term up about 15 years ago, and they rely on clueless politically correct bloggers like Karen to keep the myth alive. LGBT doesn’t describe reality b/c LGBs are not defined by their gender identity and Ts are not defined by their sexual orientation. Although there may be some areas of common concern, it is not one community.
Stop promoting a lie Karen.]]>
At the same time, Lemon represents the problem in the conversation. LGBT has become token. Politically correct because inclusiveness has become another facte of public image, so now everyone uses LGBT for fear of being condemned as exclusive. As if specialization was a bad thing.
So now HRC says LGBT, but they don’t really mean it. And gay men and women say LGBT, but they don’t really mean LGBT either.
When people say gay community, they should not feel obligated to mean anything more than whom they’re talking about. When Morehouse College focuses on black males, they shouldn’t feel obligated to include all other males of historically oppressed minorities (Asian, mestizo, Native American).]]>