Do you think it is generational?

It is interesting to me that here on Medium, LGBTQ has 46,000 followers while LGBT has only 4000. Do people only like the Q if it means something other than queer?

Although many of us who are old have experienced being called queer, I don’t hear friends among my LGBTQ contemporaries feeling particularly traumatized by it.

I suppose we could be inclusive if we called it LGBTP, with the P being for paraphilias. You might hear even more outcry for that.

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Gay father; Psychiatrist; Award-winning author FINALLY OUT. Chapter excerpt here: http://bit.ly/2EyhXTY Top writer on Medium. Not medical advice.

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