[Ads-l] Baba

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 3 22:43:43 EDT 2018

As yet another instantiation of The Initialism That Never Stops Growing,
I've seen QUILTBAG:

QUeer / QUestioning
*(or *Undecided*, IIRC)*
Transgender / Two-spirit / Trans*
Asexual / Ally
Gay / Genderqueer

Although, though an ally,* I wouldn't include myself under this acronym.

* In the judgment of my congregation's LGBTQ group as well as my own.

Mark Mandel

On Nov 3, 2018 11:10 AM, "Bill Mullins" <amcombill at hotmail.com> wrote:

A word that is new to me:

"The Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts is a cradle of social progress
— a place where L.G.B.T.Q. is often followed by I.A. (for intersex and
asexual), there’s a Stonewall Center (now 33 years old), and
gender-nonconforming parents have a nickname of choice (it’s “Baba”).

On a Maple-lined street here in Northampton, in a white gablefront
house, lives one such Baba, a.k.a. Andrea Lawlor, a gender queer
novelist and visiting lecturer at Mt. Holyoke College; Lawlor, who uses the
pronoun they, shares the first floor rooms with their girlfriend, their
5-year-old child, and their child’s sprawling Lego constructions. "


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