[Ads-l] LGBTQPlus

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 30 13:21:38 EDT 2018

It’s not clear to me what is redundant. The “plus” part could refer to allies or people with various affectional orientations (a new term to me).

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT#Other_variants <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT#Other_variants>) says that Q can be queer or questioning. 

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 30 Aug 2018, at 08:56, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> A news story from Denver references "LGBTQPlus" students.
> That would seem to be logically definitive, but Google also reveals the
> redundant "LGBTQIA+."
> Of interest:
> https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/diversity-inclusion/LGBTQI/LGBTQ-Plus.html

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