Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Yugoslavian Alphabet Stew

I have likened the LGBT thingy to a sexual Yugoslavia, the artificial encompassing within a single polity of groups that don't belong together.

Now I just read about a UnitarianUniversalist service --wouldntcha know-- for people, sorry, "folks" who are "TBLGQI".

At first I thought this was a lost South American tribe, so poor and underdeveloped that they can only afford one vowel per word, no matter how long it is.

But no, alas, it stands for

Transgender Bisexual Lesbian Gay Questioning Intersex.

Notice who gets star billing. It's the usual reflex, to take the smallest minority and make them the headliners. Transgenders are .003% --three-one-thousandths -- of the US population.

Silly.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unless I've messed up the math, 0.003% of the country is 9,000 or so. That barely rates as a town.

… Why the hell are we wasting so much time, money, and energy over such a small fraction of the population?!

DrAndroSF said...

Oops. It's .003%, simpliciter. Which comes to somewhat fewer than 1 million in a country of 313 million. But your question remains relevant. Our obsession with victim minorities is part of our national and civilizational illness.

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