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“The L, G and B, are based on sexuality, sex, biological reality, but the T is based on gender identity, which is not based in biological reality. In fact, I would argue it is opposed to biological reality,” said Beck. “The LGB is very different from the T, and I don’t think it is fair to lump us all into the same acronym.”
She spoke out against what she saw as a push to identify children who might not conform to traditional gender stereotypes as transgender and subjecting them to medical treatment. "Children who would likely grow up to be happy gay adults are now being sterilized for defying sex stereotypes," she said.
“Well, when we get down to it, women and girls all share a biological reality,” said Beck. “We are all female. But if any man, if any male person can call himself a woman, or be legally identified as female, then predatory men will do so in order to gain access to women’s single-sex spaces, and it puts every woman and girl at risk.”
After a months long witch-hunt, I was found guilty of "violence." My crime? Using male pronouns to talk about a convicted male rapist who identifies as transgender and prefers female pronouns. It doesn't matter that he sexually assaulted two women in a women's prison, after being transferred there on account of his gender identity. Oh no, it is far more criminal for me to call a male rapist "he," than it is for him to rape.
originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: Trucker1
The "Q" does stand for queer.
Seemed redundant to me too, but apparently there is a specific definition in the community that isn't the same as ours.
Maybe the Urban Dictionary could explain it better than I can!
Q can mean either 'questioning' or 'queer,' Fred Sainz, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, an organization that lobbies for LGBT rights, told USA TODAY Network. Either interpretation is accepted, he said.