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'Gender And Sexual Diversities,' Or GSD, Should Replace 'LGBT,' Say London Therapists

Could "LGBT" one day become "GSD"? A London-based advocacy group certainly hopes so.

Pink Therapy director Dominic Davies and fellow therapist Pamela Gawler-Wright suggested GSD, or "Gender and Sexual Diversities," as a more inclusive community term in a new video posted on the group's Facebook page.

In the clip, Davies noted that the term LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) still excluded "a whole batch of people who didn’t feel able to go to mainstream counseling organizations and also wouldn’t necessarily be welcome at LGBT counseling organizations," including asexual people and those in otherwise non-traditional relationships, such as swingers.

Added Gawler-Wright: "Now we're allowing more of a spectrum...people need wider language, people need better language to have that conversation ... We exist at this time in a different way of thinking collectively and inclusively."

Officials on the group's Facebook page echoed those sentiments. "The point we're trying to make is not that our community shouldn't be called LGBT, it' that actually our community is SO much BIGGER than simply LGBT," they noted.

What do you think?

by Anonymousreply 402/26/2013

I think it will quickly become known as Gender and Sexual Deviants.

by Anonymousreply 102/26/2013

Fuck this shit. The word is "Gay."

by Anonymousreply 202/26/2013

"Gay" can be used as a blanket term for gay men, lesbians and bisexuals.

Transgendered people are either gay or straight depending on their gender identity and sexual preference, I always found it odd how "LGBT" suggests that Trans people are somehow external to basic classifications of sexual orientation.

by Anonymousreply 302/26/2013

I agree with him. Anytime you have gay for pays and gay guys who like to fuck women, it's time for a general term.

by Anonymousreply 402/26/2013
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