Also, important about why GSM/GSRM is an incredibly flawed term to refer to the LGBT+ community:
Lars Ullerstam, who coined the term in his 1966 book “The Erotic Minorities” included and defended pedophilia and incest - equating it with homosexuality and transgender people.
So yeah! REALLY FUCKING AWFUL TERM TO USE TO REFER TO THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY
Ullerstam didn’t coin “GSM.” He only coined “sexual minority.” Searching “lars ullerstam gsm -tumblr” yields only one result for me, and that result is in Swedish and doesn’t mention Ullerstam at all. (When I include the Tumblr results, all I get is your post.) Someone else repurposed “sexual minority” to create GSM as a more inclusive alternative to LGBT. Ullerstam did not coin GSM. GSM is new and from the last 13 years.
GSM when it was created referred to “gender and sexual identity minorities.” And when it was created, it was repurposing “sexual minority” and intended NOT to refer to pedophiles or incest.
Hmmm well I still don’t blame anyone who heard about what the OP’s discussing and inextricably associates it with the GSM label because those kinds of associations are really powerful even if the actual connection between them is tenuous or nonexistent.
Also even in the absence of that link GSM is a problematic term because not only does it strike a lot of queer/LGBT people as being clinical and non-representative, “minority” is always a fraught word due to its associations with people of color and some POC have explicitly asked white people not to refer to themselves in that way.
Re-blogged for other commentary.
I’ll stick this on here, too. I’m uncomfortable with LGBT/LGBTQ/LGBTQ+ etc. because I’m often purposefully excluded from it once I say I’m asexual. And whether I’m panromantic, gray-romantic, or aromanic, I’m always left out simply for being asexual. So would GSD (Gender and Sexual Diversity) perhaps work better for people? I identified with GSM without knowing any history on it because it’s always been a more inclusive term and nobody’s tried to kick me out of the community using it.
Everyone once and a while I see people trying to make Beyblades into an ironic meme but c’mon guys can’t we just leave well enough alone? Is there nothing from the mid-2000s that won’t be brought back from the dead? Let Beyblades rest in peace. Please, Let it RIP.
person: u should like more colours