“Transgenderism has largely grown out of the feminist and homosexual revolutions. If there is no necessary correlation between your biological sex and your ‘destiny’ or life roles (feminism), or if there is no necessary correlation between your biological sex and your sexual orientation (homosexuality) then why should there be any necessary correlation between your biological sex and your gender identity? As it has often been put, ‘sexual orientation’, determines who you want to go to bed with, whereas ‘gender identity’ determines what you want to go to bed as.” Rob and Claire Smith.

Lily Edelstein writes,

“At the heart of Queer Culture is revolution. The truest rebellion against a world built on categories, labels and binaries is coming from the emergence of identities that refuse to conform.”

You could learn a lot about the history of the movement by watching how the name has changed during the last two or three decades as letters are added one by one.
It started with the Gay Society and is now the LGBTIQA+ Society.

Gay
Gay and Lesbian
Lesbian, Gay and Bi-Sexual
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Inter-sexual
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Inter-sexual and Queer or Questioning.
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Inter-sexual, Queer and A-gender
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Inter-sexual, Queer, A-gender and Everything Else

05 October 2016

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