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Colors Badge: LGBT+
"Pride" isn't just
It's knowing that
"It's not just me!"
Not needing to
I'm not straight. I don't really know what I am. I don't think it's important to stick a label on it, as long as I acknowledge that it is whatever it is.
Self-identifying labels can be helpful though, so you can find others like you. That's a thing to understand: when someone else sticks a label on you, it's to separate you, but when you put a label on yourself, it can be to build unity instead. It's one of those weird subtleties people don't often grasp.
As for why I name this design with a + sign, I like it. I'm not L, G, B, or T, but I don't like making an acronym a jillion letters long. I like the plus sign. Everyone recognizes the term LGBT so that's important to include, and then the plus sign reminds me of those TV infomercials where they have this great product they want to sell to you for $19.95, and just when you think you're going to mash the phone buttons, "BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!" And they smack you in the face with even MORE value and even a handy accessory, FOR THE SAME PRICE! Yeah! Forget the Q for Queer (a word meaning "odd, strange, and not fitting in"), gimme that plus! I'm not stuck in the Other category, I'm really EXTRA VALUE! Seriously. I like it. I thought about it long and hard, for years, and that's what I settled on.