The acronym LGBTQA is not a rank order. It felt cruel to toss aside the last three letters as if they are less important. As if the acronym is too long, too many letters, too many identities, won’t you just fit into the three we’ve already allotted you, you fucking weirdos?
A homeless male war vet up on a felony charge of assault is both legally and socially at a huge disadvantage over someone like me. To simply point to his gender as if that confers an advantage is not only deeply inadequate, it’s worryingly reminiscent of fascism.