Forget LGBTQ (that's for queers). It's all about the LGGBDTTTIQQAAP.
For those not in the know, that's — Lesbian, Gay, Genderqueer, Bisexual, Demisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Ally, Pansexual, Polyamorous.
The Canadian Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario urged all teachers to attend a summer seminar on LGGBDTTTIQQAAP.
"Fewer than 1 percent ETFO members are open with their identities, so some surveys suggest as much as half of the public secretly identifies as LGBT to some extent*," A flier for the seminar said. "If we want to reduce staff anxiety and stress, we need to create a much more welcoming and accepting environment."
The asterisk refers readers to this study. When asked to put themselves on a "sexuality scale," 23% of British people choose something other than 100% heterosexual — and the figure rises to 49% among 18-24 year olds.
It didn't take long for #LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP to start trending on Twitter.
For the record, nobody knows what half the acronym stands for, so let's run through a few.
Genderqueer; Denoting or relating to a person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but identifies with neither, both, or a combination of male and female genders. What the...?
A demisexual is a person who does not experience sexual attraction unless they form a strong emotional connection with someone. Well, that one at least makes sense.
“Two-spirited” refers to a person who has both a masculine and a feminine spirit, and is used by some First Nations people to describe their sexual, gender and/or spiritual identity.
Intersex is a birth defect once called hermaphrodite, in which a child is born with both sex organs of male and female.
PJMedia.com offered some more definitions.
A — Asexual people have no interest in sex. This also used to be known as people who are married with kids. See the classic TV show "Married with Children" for an example.
A — Allies are people who virtue signal constantly on Twitter about supporting their LGBTQWTF friends and family. These people aren't gay, queer, or even questioning! They're simply shielding themselves from the gaystappo squads who come around looking for people who aren't properly broadcasting their approval of the queer agenda. Be an ally, children... if you know what's good for you!
P — Pansexual is just a more confusing way to say bisexual. There really is no difference, only we pretend there is so we can use a word that reminds us of Greek mythology and it sounds more interesting than bisexual, which is so last decade.
P — Polyamorous people are basically leftover hippies who miss communes. Or hardcore Mormons. Either way, they are people who like to have more than one partner, sometimes at the same time.
But you know what's missing from the acronym? "Straight." Plain-old straight.
Wonder where those kids go when they have questions?