arise, shine, for your light has come
You have GOT to ask your receptionist to tell you for what the caller thought the B stood. I'm SO curious now...
(hopefully but probably incorrectly): bicurious?maybe they thought "bigendered." There are some *really* confused people out there and the right wing does a good job of keeping them confused. I can imagine the propaganda: "Just look at all those crazy made-up words they use: bigendered? How can you be more than one gender?"Etc., etc., etc., ad nauseum.Or they could've just gotten tongue-tied.I'd definitely ask. That one makes me curious.
Little Gay Boy Twink community?
PS, Lawfairy: though we have not officially adopted it, many people/groups use LGBTQ (or, some put the G first, whatever) where the Q can stand for either "queer" (as human resources assistant, I can tell you we have some employees who identify their gender as "queer") or "questioning."The whole transgender thing was COMPLETELY new to me when I started this job, and I freely confess I did NOT get it. But now that I have gotten to know some transfolks and can even call one a dear friend (uh oh, I just invoked the "some of my best friends are transgendered" line) I am learning that our gender is not defined by our genitalia. I still don't fully understand -- since my theology rather delicately rests on the perfection of God's universe, I haven't quite come to a conclusion how people can be born into the wrong body -- but I can tell you I am utterly convinced that transgender folk aren't just cross-dressing for a lark.I can only begin to imagine what it must be like to live in a body that feels alien to you, so of COURSE people are confused! And sometimes I'm one of them. I had a coworker who preferred not to use gender pronouns, only names -- and I just could NOT help myself calling her (see, I did it again) "she." And I have another coworker who just says, "Gender is bullshit" and doesn't care what you call him.I think the point I'm lamely trying to make is that confusion is okay.However, I'm with Carrie Bradshaw and Miranda Hobbes: bisexuality is just a stop on the road to Gaytown, which is near Rickymartinville.
rickymartinville?wasnt that a jimmy buffet diddy from way back?
Andybabes, I have to respectfully disagree with you on the bisexuality issue. When I hang out with the gay-folk, I typically will say I'm gay, just because it simplifies matters. I do, however, continue to identify as bisexual, as I am now and have been for as long as I can remember attracted, both physically and emotionally, to both men and women. I think the Kinsey model is a little flawed, but I like it anyway, and I'm still hangin' out around a 4 on that scale. (I can hardly resist, but won't bring into this discussion the number of times in the last week I've been accused of behaving like a straight man, for reasons ranging from my shoes to my laundry to the things I've been known to do to get into people's pants.)
ditto to what jere said :)
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