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La Lioness Priyanka

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Name: Priyanka
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Hometown: NYC
Home country: United States
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 01:35 PM
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How about naming this "Sexual Minorities and Gender Minorities" group instead of the other acronyms?

this way, we wont have to deal with longer and longer acronyms and it covers a lot of ground but identifies our minority status.

i think its a better alternative than lgbtq or glbtq or lgbtiq and quiltbag.

i feel like this way, we won't accidentally leave someone out but will also stay focussed on the issues we do deal with
Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Thu Dec 8, 2011, 01:20 AM (27 replies)

How Not to be Defensive When Accused of Transphobia (A Guide For Cis People)


3) Take the criticism seriously. Do not dismiss it out of hand, especially if the criticism comes from a trans person. Trans people tend to be more aware of transphobia than most cis people are. This is because transphobic attitudes are often a matter of life and death Ė the ability to find a job, get housing, not get murdered, that sort of thing. Trans people do not find great enjoyment in randomly accusing people of transphobia, and would rather not have to bring it up. On the other hand, please do not appeal to other trans people to justify your words.

4) Donít Make It About You. The best thing to do is apologize for what you said and move on. Resist your desire to shift the conversation into a lecture on How Against Transphobia You Are or How Accusations of Transphobia Are Just Silencing Tactics to Shut You Up The subject of the conversation is probably not the many trans people you know, and your deep and abiding acceptance of their life choices.

Here is why I think this article belongs here, because not all women are cis-gendered and if we claim to support women's rights, then we need to seriously support transgendered women and their rights. not just the rights of cis gender women. We can't support people if we don't create safe spaces for them.
Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Sun Feb 19, 2012, 12:58 AM (10 replies)
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