SAN DIEGO – A student group at San Diego State University is changing its name to be more inclusive, but the new name is raising eyebrows.
Members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Student Union at San Diego State University are dropping the LGBTSU acronym and now going by the Queer Student Union.
“We’re here and next year, we’re queer,” junior and president-elect Thomas Negron said.
A move to be more inclusive, President Michael Manacop and Negron said “queer” is the easiest way to encompass all of the gender and sexual identities on campus without getting too wordy.
There’s a similar group at University of California, San Diego called the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer/Questioning Intersex Association [LGBTQIA].
“We decided instead of just adding letters, however many letters there are, we should just have an umbrella term,” Manacob said.
It may not be a seamless transition.
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