Are you a heterosexist?

The acronym is bigger than I thought — and even more ridiculous. The latest, all-inclusive version:

Lesbian
Gay
Bisexual
Transgender
Intersex
Queer
Questioning
Asexual
Ally

The University of Wisconsin-LaCross Pride Center site also features a glossary of “non-heteronormative” PC inanities:

Berdache:
A generic term used to refer to a third gender person (woman-livingman). The term ‘berdache’ is generally rejected as inappropriate and offensive by Native Peoples because it is a term that was assigned by European settlers to differently gendered Native Peoples. Appropriate terms vary by tribe and include: ‘one-spirit’, ‘two-spirit’, and ‘wintke.’

Heterosexism:
Prejudice against individuals and groups who display non-heterosexual behaviors or identities, combined with the majority power to impose such prejudice. Usually used to the advantage of the group in power. Any attitude, action, or practice – backed by institutional power – that subordinates people because of their sexual orientation.

Pangender:
A person whose gender identity is comprised of all or many gender expressions.

(via Andrew Sullivan)

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