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GSM

Definition

GSM is an acronym for “Gender and/or Sexuality Minority.” This is the basic catch-all for people who are not cisgender and/or heterosexual. It is more encompassing than the traditional LGBT and other such acronyms while still including those who don’t identify as queer or who are offended by the term.

Considering that GSM is more inclusive, not all LGBT spaces are truly GSM spaces as many of them function on excluding those who are not cisgender, gay, white, rich men. Using the term GSM is not meant to excuse exclusivity but to inspire inclusivity.

Usage

GSM is used in a sentence in the same way you’d use LGBT, QUILTBAG, and other acronyms.

Examples:

  • The space is GSM friendly which is why I go.
  • Did you go to the most recent GSM community support meeting?
  • I am a part of the GSM community!

See also

LGBT, LGBTQ, QUILTBAG, queer

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