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Why some in LGBTQ community choose not to be referred by acronym

June 30, 2016

Canadian Press | June. 29, 2016

For some, it’s best not to refer to the LGBTQ community at all. The acronym, that is. Longtime activist David Rayside prefers the term “sexual diversity” in his academic writings. It’s one way he avoids the complications of what he calls the “infinitely expanding alphabet.” “You’re inevitably caught up with the fact that sexuality has many colours, many forms, many ambiguities, so it becomes a challenge,” says Rayside, an associate and former director of the University of Toronto’s Mark S. Bonham Centre for sexual diversity studies. Read more.