im not trying to criticize or hate, but how does ur url relate to ur blog? or did u just think it was a neat url?
My url? As in “KNOW homo”?
"No Homo" began to circulate when I was an undergraduate as a phrase to justify compliments and statements made by others. It always bothered me.
I believe language has as much power as you grant it. In my own way, I decided to manipulate it.
I believe in the power of knowledge and the desire for people to know their history. The LGBTQ* community is unique it its history. I cannot ask my mother what it meant to be a queer woman in the 70s/80s when she was a teenager and young adult. My grandfather didn’t know what it meant to be gay in the US Navy/Army in WWII. I belong to a community with a huge history but not one I can receive through oral tradition.
Thus this blog. I started KNOWhomo when I was going through a bit of a rough patch in my life. Knowing one’s self gives you purpose; knowing one’s self can help ease the mind. I have been lucky enough to encounter others via Tumblr who are also interested.
I never thought it was a neat url. I did think it was fun word play and it is a name I stand by.
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Why was the Q added to LGBT? I don't like the Q, it seems redundant. And plus LGBT was easy for people to say and remember, just like most 4 letter words people love so much lol.
(Before I begin, I would like to point out that Tumblr also uses LGBTQ as their spotlight group. I am not unique in choosing this tag.)
I choose to use the Q for the same reason I choose to use an *. The asterisk, while not the best symbol, is always added as a tag to let any and all people who find comfort under the umbrella know that I am including them as well.
The queer* and gender spectrum is much broader than four letters (LGBT). The spectrum is far more vast than five letters (LGBTQ). Everyone’s personal truth, identity and expression is vastly different than the person they stand next to in a grocery store line. I want to be as respectful and acknowledge people as often as I can.
We are limited by language. It boxes us in and creates stereotypes. We have not learned a way to command it the same way we command self and emotion. I doubt we ever will. Personally speaking, I find lesbian does not identify me best. Queer is a much more true term to my self identity. That’s just me. That is the language which I choose to use as an identity marker when creating dialogue. (Note: “Q” also represents questioning/undeclared.)
As for LGBT being easier to remember? The LGBT/QQIAA* community is NOT one that is used to easy. I believe that each person would rather try to include as many people as possible.
Anon, you are very welcome to message me personally. I don’t feel that it is a pressing question but since I have received this message multiple times, I hope to address it and move on.