[Ads-l] LGBTQOI?

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 29 21:56:28 EST 2017

See Arnold Zwicky's post, based on a 2010 discussion here on ADS-L:


As Arnold explains, if there's one Q, it's for "queer," and if there's a
second one, it's for "questioning." The I is "intersex." So you likely saw
the initialism LGBTQQI, not LGBTQOI.

On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 6:57 PM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com>

> I still have not figured out what the "Q" in "LGBTQ" stands for.
> Then, today, I saw a poster for an LGBTQOI support center.
> Huh?

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