Most people who pay attention to the news are familiar with the term LGBT, which stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender.
The term has been in the news a lot recently because our fellow citizens in the South, who seem to specialize in fighting wars they can’t win, are proposing a series of so-called bathroom bills to, well, keep things in order.
But I’m told that term is old-fashioned and will soon be replaced by LGBTQIA, which stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual. The term has become so mainstream that Robert Nelson, the president of Sacramento State, used it in a recent open letter to the campus community.
Instead of trying to remember what all of those letters stand for, I think it would be easier to just say “Everybody who isn’t straight.”