‘GLBT’ lacks the ability to accurately describe all non-heterosexual people



First of all, I have to make the point that I am a gay man. I am not, nor have I ever been bisexual, transgendered, questioning, etc.

In fact, I abominate the term “GLBT” (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered).

I believe that with “GLBT” the communities that are represented in this term lose unity which is crucial for their respective group to effectively fight for their individual rights.

Please do not misinterpret me. I believe in all of the rights for sexual minorities, but I cannot in all truth say that I understand enough about other non-heterosexual groups to put myself directly in their fight, because I don’t identify with their cause.

I am not saying that one who is not bisexual cannot fight for the rights of bisexuals. But at the end of the day, the bisexuals have to justify themselves to others. It would be less effective for someone who is not bisexual to try to fight on the behalf of the bisexual demographic.

I can relate to a very short extent with other sexual minorities in that we all seem to have a lack of rights.

As far as all of the non-hetero groups combining, I can draw a comparison that would better explain my feelings.

It would be like if all non-Caucasian groups came together and said that they had a common bond and struggle because they are not white.

Groups dedicated to minorities in general do exist, but they are not as plentiful as the groups that work for one particular race.

The fact is, we are not seeing a great deal of support groups for individual sexual minorities.

I personally believe that a support group needs a theme that is more than just “we are different!”

If I were distressed about being gay, I would not want to go to a group with non-gay people, such as transgendered individuals, in it. We do not share a big enough bond for that to be justified.

Another major issue that I see is the idea that all gay people are required to press a radical liberal agenda.

I am gay, but I am also very pro-life. I also believe that it is my right to bear arms. Whether this means that I keep a hand gun under my pillow for protection or that I have a closet with 20 rifles, I believe it is my right.

Although there are homosexuals who are very liberal in many ways, we must understand that just because someone is fighting for the right to marry doesn’t mean that he or she is trying to get government funding for abortion.

My first issue is a plea to the non-heterosexual community. My second is to the stereotyped opinion that some of the masses might have about us.