I just got back from a conference on the emergent church and youth ministry. One workshop was devoted to “welcoming the rainbow children” (kids from same-sex/other heterodox couples). We here at IRD pride ourselves on knowing the latest fad in gender abbreviations since they change so often. Yesterday, I heard the latest and newest: GLBPTICQA. That’s right, we’ve almost run out of counting fingers. It stands for gay, lesbian, bisexual, polyamorous/pansexual [<-this saddens me because that was my catchall term], transexual, intersex, cisgender/curious, queer/questioning, and asexual/allies. You can thank me later for helping you win next week’s trivia night.
May 10, 2012