Follow-up on “Hide the Kids!”
In my post “Hide the Kids!”, I suggested that the “Children, Youth, and a New Kind of Christianity” conference in Washington this week might wander off into areas that you wouldn’t expect at such a conference. I couldn’t get to it, I’m afraid, but Bart Gingerich of the Institute on Religion and Democracy did, and writes about one workshop in particular:
One workshop was devoted to “welcoming the rainbow children” (kids from same-sex/other heterodox couples). We here at IRD pride ourselves on knowing the latest fad in gender abbreviations since they change so often. Yesterday, I heard the latest and newest: GLBPTICQA. That’s right, we’re almost running out of fingers. It stands for gay, lesbian, bisexual, polyamorous/pansexual [this saddens me because that was my catchall term], transexual, intersex, cisgender/curious, queer/questioning, and asexual/allies. You can thank me later for helping you win next week’s trivia night.
I don’t know who the person who ran this workshop, Melinda Melone, is (though based on a Google search on the name, I have my suspicions), but I want to thank her for offering the world the longest acronym since ADCOMSUBORDCOMPHIBSPAC (Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command)
IRD: Sitting through nonsense so I don’t have to. Thanks, folks!
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