So now we're the LGBTQS community

by CynthiaYockey on July 24, 2009

While most conservatives have a stereotype of gays and lesbians as being among the minorities that try to achieve power through their status as victims, this overlooks the reality that being second-class citizens who often are ostracized from their own families — which does NOT happen to racial, religious and ethnic minorities, because, come on, did Rev. Al Sharpton ever agonize for one second about how his family would treat him if they found out he is black? — is such an all-encompassing exclusion that it pushes gays and lesbians not only to be entrepreneurs but also to create for themselves various communities of inclusion, including spiritual and religious communities.

Well, well, well — the spirit of inclusion at gay and lesbian churches and synagogues is now attracting — who’da thunk it? — straight people.

I had a sneaking suspicion that once we went from LGBT to include LGBTQ that we really were about to come full circle and become the LGBTQS community:

LGBT: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual

LGBTQ: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, questioning

LGBTQS: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, questioning, straight.

H/T: The Drudge Report: “Straight People Seek Out Gay Churches.”


A commenter on the post at the Drudge Report led me to, which led me to a fascinating page at that goes into detail about the meanings of the Greek words commonly translated in the New Testament as attacking homosexuality and suggests that St. Paul’s real target was sex slavery.

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Peter July 25, 2009 at 3:15 am

We used to go to black churches of our denomination, whenever we were traveling and even sometimes at home. Maybe six or eight weeks every year. I hope it’s not racist to say we enjoyed it most because of the singing. But then I did spend three years of eight hours a night cooped up with a black guy in a county cruiser.
I don’t know about these alphabet churches you speak of but then I don’t get to town much.

Graumagus July 25, 2009 at 3:34 pm

…And hopefully, one day in our lifetimes, the acronyms can be dropped before the word “Community”….
.-= Graumagus´s last blog ..Wow! I haven’t posted in over a week! =-.

Ad rem July 25, 2009 at 8:49 pm


Hope all is well with you and your father. I’ve been here a lot, just haven’t posted. Your articles and links are insighful and thought provoking, and you have given me much new perspective on the gay lifestyle. For that, I thank you. You provide honey, while many just wallow in vinegar.

KevinQC December 28, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Can we just say “The A thru Z Community” and get it over with?
.-= KevinQC´s last blog ..Programming Note =-.

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