Daily Teaching for Saturday, June 9th

Did you ever notice how some people say LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and other people say GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender)? I learned it as LGBT years ago, but  recently I have noticed more and more gay men saying GLBT, as if somehow the order in which a group of marginalized folk are listed makes any difference. Curious how humans seem to fight over pecking order even in oppressive situations…

3 thoughts on “Daily Teaching for Saturday, June 9th

  1. I enjoyed reading your post. It seems pecking orders are part of human nature. I’m a retired psychotherapist, and found it interesting that people who were abused would say things like “my abuse was worse than…”

    1. It’s a curious thing, isn’t it? I spent ten years working in mental health myself and the “ranking” of abuse as somehow more or less severe often seemed to me to be a way to avoid actually working on the issue – a kind of convenient avoidance of what really mattered. As an abuse survivor myself, I know that abuse is abuse and the real issue is finding a way to move forward.

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