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The LGBTQ Subculture

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“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly” (Addams, N.D). The LGBTQ acronym stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. These are the sexual identities of the individuals that are a part of the LGBTQ subculture. Members of the subculture are found in different societies around the world, not only in the United States. The LGBTQ subculture is growing and becoming more recognized. There are changes that are happening locally and around the world because of the LGBTQ subculture. To better understand the LGBTQ subculture, one must first evaluate the effect of the subculture on the local Colorado community and the impact the subculture has worldwide.
The sole purpose of the LGBTQ subculture is freedom.
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Per Mrs. Young (2017), some of the terms used that are associated with the language in the LGBTQ subculture are “Fag-hag”, “Closeted”, and “Queen” (Young, personal communications, June 26, 2017). Furthermore, the communication between members of the LGBTQ subculture has different meanings to the terms used. For example, the term “Fag” and “Queer” may be an insult to a member of the LGBTQ subculture. According to Mrs. Young (2017), it is a person to person preference on what terms can be used to label that individual in the subculture. Mrs. Young does not mind when she is referred to as a “Fag”, but she warns that others may have an opposing opinion when called a “Fag” (Young, personal communications, June 26, 2017). Katherine Timpf is a National Review Online Reporter. According to Timpf (2015), there is a current fifteen letter acronym for the LGBTQ community. Furthermore, Timpf states, “LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM” stands for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, flexural, asexual, genderf**k, polyamorous, bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, sadism/masochism” (Timpf, February 25, 2015). The LGBTQ subculture does not only have its language, but the subculture has different artifacts that represent the culture as
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