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LGBTQIA: Are There Too Many Labels For Sexual Identity?

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Do all the labels dilute the message of sexual equality?

So, now that the proverbial alphabet soup has so many letters, let's really mix it up. Also included are: ally, transsexual, homosexual, pansexual, cisgender, androgyne, heterosexual, gender queer, omnisexual. trisexual, agender, bigender, gender variant, pangendered, drag Kkng, drag queen, crossdresser, tryke, MTF, FTM, gender fluid, transfag, third gender, transvestite, intersexual, two-spirit, hijra, polyamorous, undecided, polygendered, questioning, other, gender non-conforming, non-monosexual and human. Anyone ready for a cocktail?

The simplicity of "I'm a man who likes men" and "I'm a woman who likes women" (i.e. homosexuals) used to be as simple as Wonder Bread. As soon as you start adding peanut butter, jelly, mayonnaise, mustard, turkey, ham and cheddar cheese, you begin to complicate the message, the dialogue and the understanding. (Or do you?)

What if it was as simple as this: We're all sexual beings who deserve to be treated equally. Of course, then the right wingers wouldn't know what to do with that either!

Rick Clemons, The Coming Out Coach
Associate Certified Coach International Coach Federation (ACC), Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Energy Leader Index, Master Practioner (ELI-MP)

Rick Clemons is a Certified Professional Coach who's been featured on The Ricki Lake Show, and is a highly sought after radio show guest, blogger, author, and Sex Coach U Faculty Member, who lovingly addresses the many facets of coming out for all who are touched by this journey. Rick also hosted his own radio show, The Coming Out Lounge, and has been an expert guest on numerous other radio shows and in print on national blogs.

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