Roland Chan said on Tue, Sep 01, 2015 at 01:34:03PM +0000:
To be clear, while I am very interested in all aspects of diversity, I am
not active in the field of sexuality diversity. As such I may not be across
current language usage.
Same, I learned what I know from the internet.
As per my previous email GSRM is a new term to me and I don't see a lot of
it in what might be broadly called mainstream media. I am concerned about
solely using GSRM as it may require long explanatory notes, or otherwise
confuse. Perhaps this is moot point within these communities.
What do people think about a form of words that includes, essentially "GSRM
or LGBT" with expansion of both acronyms? Obviously this increases my
comprehension/recognition but then my comprehension is not of primary
concern to this survey. My aim to to ensure clarity for the largest number
of people and minimising exclusion.
Mainstream media is not where I'd reach. Of primary importance is using
the terms by which people self-identify, as you allude in your next
para. Unfortunately (from what I've read on the internet) even in the
community there's not agreement yet, so we need to make a judgment.
Here's an article discussing the problem:
I'd avoid the actual acronym entirely as it's not widely known. But
expanded, it becomes simple:
"Do you identify as a gender minority?"
"Do you identify as a sexual or romantic minority?"
Adding "or LGBT" seems redundant and to dilute the inclusiveness.