You may be familiar with the acronym LGBT – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, as a politically-correct way to refer to everyone who does not fit squarely into the heterosexual category. There is a recent addition: Q.
Now, to cover everyyone, we should say “LGBTQ.”
The Q stands for ‘Questioning.’ These would be people who aren’t entirely sure where they fit in terms of sexual preference and identity. (Wouldn’t that be all of us at one time or another?)
A typical ‘questioning’ person might be a happily-married woman who has had sexual fantasies of playing with another mother in the PTA.
Another might be a retired fellow who exchanged blowjobs with another boy as a teenager, more-or-less liked it, and since he lost his wife, has thought about hooking up with a man through Craigslist.
Yet another example might be a man who enjoys secretly dressing in female clothing, acting like a woman, and thinks he may be a closeted transgender person.
According to at least one survey, approximately four percent of Americans self-identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual. According to other non-survey studies, approximately ten percent of the population is gay or lesbian.