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Ancient of Years
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The alphabet keeps growing and that is a good thing. It simply reflects that while we are all different we are also somehow the same. For example I can be a straight male and not worry about what anyone else might be. Different strokes for different folks.

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Ancient of Years wrote: The alphabet keeps growing and that is a good thing. It simply reflects that while we are all different we are also somehow the same. For example I can be a straight male and not worry about what anyone else might be. Different strokes for different folks.

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I don't think 'more letters' is a good thing at all. To me, the more 'letters' people want to use for themselves, the more it divides humanity.
It also, IMO, feeds the need for individuality on a social level (needing others' approval) instead of being content with who each person is.

We are all, pretty much, different. But we're still humans (well most of us anyway). What should matter most is not the letters we prescribe ourselves, but how we treat ourselves.

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[Replying to Ancient of Years in post #1]

The youtuber Mr Atheist uses the term GRSM which stands Gender, Romantic, and Sexual Minorities. This seems like a good idea because it is more inclusive while avoiding the problem of the ever increasing number of letters which so many find confusing and is a target for much derision.

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help3434 wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:37 pm [Replying to Ancient of Years in post #1]

The youtuber Mr Atheist uses the term GRSM which stands Gender, Romantic, and Sexual Minorities. This seems like a good idea because it is more inclusive while avoiding the problem of the ever increasing number of letters which so many find confusing and is a target for much derision.
GRSM might be too close to the automotive high performance lines (GSR, GRM, etc).
Better yet, let's just refer to people as people. That would be infinitely easier I'd think

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