[Ads-l] LGBTQOI?

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Sun Jan 29 22:49:03 EST 2017

I have seen un-ironic use of LGBTQTIQ2SA

(lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirited, allied)

The order of the letters varies. Urban Dictionary has an entry for this dated 2010.

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From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Ben Zimmer
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2017 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: [ADS-L] LGBTQOI?

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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