1) This short book is well worth obtaining if you are involved in business, politics, education, and many other fields and professions in which you happen to be dealing with anyone with a sexuality other than heterosexual. Bartlett lays out the differences and the confusions among terminology, thinking, and feeling for all 8 types in a candid,clear manner and with really helpful anecdotes and examples. A handy little guide for everyday use, it really seems essential in corporate America today. I didn't know how much I didn't know until I read Bartlett.
2) This is a fantastic book and a very helpful tool to educate family and friends of LGBTQIA+. Heck. Learned a great deal and I are one.
"What Does "Queer" Mean Anyway: The Quick and Dirty Guide to LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary by Chris Bartlett
LGBT Non Fiction
Series: The Quick and Dirty Guide
Paperback: 70 pages
Publisher: It's the Journey Not the Destination LLC (July 18, 2016)
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Do you know what "queer" means? Do you know how to use it correctly and politely? Does your tongue trip over itself when someone says "transgender?" In this clear and concise text Chris Bartlett provides direct explanations for how to use and interpret LGBTQIA+ identifications. Writing to those who are unsure of how to talk about alternative sexualities and gender, the author uses case studies and historical examples to unpack this often misused and misunderstood vocabulary. For much of his life Chris felt unsure of how to politely address and to interact with people who place themselves outside of the traditionally encouraged heterosexual mold. This fear of appearing ignorant or rude led him to avoid interacting with some people and prevented him from sticking up for others when he should have. The truth is that being uncomfortable and unsure around a new concept does not make anyone a bad person but when that mindset prevents one from being fair and equitable to others then there is a problem. After reading this Quick and Dirty Guide to LGBTQIA+ vocabulary you'll be confident enough to ask polite questions about gender and sexuality and informed enough to understand the answers.
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