Consider these words: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer. Take a look, cop a feel -“ take a lick, sip, or a suck if you will, there are no rules here, just this instruction: consider these words carefully.

It’s usual to hammer these words together, in the manner -“ to borrow from George Orwell -“ of a prefabricated henhouse. For textual expedience, to telescope the words into GLBTQ -“ with an I for intersexual if you happen to have a thing for cutting edges. “GLBTQ plus or minus I”: the current catch-a

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