I have recently had several conversation about the new push to remove the T for LGBTQ acronym. I haven't yet come to a conclusion as to how I feel so I to do more research. I like to see as many side of an argument as possible.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Queer is about sexuality
Sexuality and Gender are different
Transgender is about gender therefor
LGBQ don't want to include Transgender
The negative stigma of Transgender by the mainstream
Transgender believe that LGBQ struggle isn't sever as theirs anymore
Only transgender understand transgender
Remaining the same:
Majority of Transgender begin identifying as LGBQ in their youth
"United we stand, divided we fall"
Queer is seen as fluid gender or sexuality and may or may not be someone that is homosexual or heterosexual
Transgender are not cisgender
Excluding transgender will excluding many transgender youth with a safe space or community especially in small rural areas
So this is what I have gathered from my research. Now my opinion is that we (LGBTQ) are a community/ a family and in any family there maybe discord at times. I believe that transgender should always be giving equal space in our family. I've had conversation with many transgender people that feel that they lost there bio family then once transition started they lost another family. As adult in our family we must include and support all members because if we don't we harm, victimize, bully or decrease mental health of our youth/ children.