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自分が読んで興味深く感じた英文記事を中心に取り上げる予定です

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自分はトランプ以下でした。。。

 


最近、歌手のシェールもトランプ批判に加わったようです。そこで取り上げているのが先月の共和党党大会のLGBTQという言葉。LGBTなら知っていたのでQは余計だと思ったのですがLGBTQという表現も使われるようになってきているようです。さすがに学習辞書にはないですがネイティブ向け辞書ではすでに載っていました。。。

(Webster)
LGBTQ
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (one's sexual identity)


(オックスフォード)
LGBTQ
ABBREVIATION
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer (or questioning).


新しい動きのようでUSA Todayも解説記事を書いてくれていました。オックスフォードの辞書と同じくqはqueerもしくはquestioningとしています。

What does the Q in LGBTQ stand for?
USA TODAY NETWORK Lori Grisham, USA TODAY Network 12:45 p.m. EDT July 22, 2016


June is LGBT pride month, an annual anti-discrimination effort made official last year with a proclamation from President Obama.

LGBT -- meaning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender -- is a widely accepted initialism. However, a fifth letter is increasingly making its way into the line-up: Q.

USA TODAY Network talked with experts and individuals in the gay community about what the Q means, why it's used and who is saying it.

What does the 'Q' stand for?
Q can mean either 'questioning' or 'queer,' Fred Sainz, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, an organization that lobbies for LGBT rights, told USA TODAY Network. Either interpretation is accepted, he said.


面白い動きだと思ったのは侮辱的に使われてきたqueerという言葉が同性愛者自ら誇りを持って使い始めてきているという流れです。

Reclaiming 'queer'
"For decades (queer) was used as a pejorative against LGBT people," Sainz said. It was demeaning and often accompanied by violence.
But in recent years the LGBT community, particularly younger people, have reclaimed the word, Sainz said.
"It's a badge of honor. It's taking back a word that was once used as a weapon against us," he said. "You find the term completely commonplace in junior and senior high school and in college where individuals identify as queer."


ウィズダムの辞書はこの新しい流れを反映した語義を載せてくれていました。こういうのは辞書の編集の方向性が出ますね。

(ウィズダム)
queer
⦅俗けなして⦆〈主に男性が〉同性愛の(homosexual)
(一般には侮辱的な言葉とされるが, 同性愛者の間ではgayやhomosexualの代わりに肯定的な意味で積極的に用いられる)


ただ一般的には侮辱的とされるので記事でも使うときは、自らが名乗っているとしている場合に限った方がいいとアドバイスしています。具体的には第三者のJaneを語る場合にJane is a queer.とするのではなく' Jane identifies as queer.とした方がいいそうです。

When to use 'queer'

Because queer is still considered offensive by some people in the LGBT community, it's generally recommended that people avoid using it other than in situations where a person self-identifies as queer.

"Use the same term to identify them that they would use to identify themselves," Murray said. "We want to focus on the person. If we're telling a story, it's not about just 'Jane is a queer.' It's 'Jane identifies as queer.'"


LGBTQなんて知らないと思っていたら、アップルのdiversityのサイトにはしっかり使われています。今後ますます目にかかる機会は増えてきそうです。

Creating a culture of inclusion.
We see diversity as everything that makes an employee who they are. We foster a diverse culture that’s inclusive of disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, and service to country. We want all employees to be comfortable bringing their entire selves to work every day. Because we believe our individual backgrounds, perspectives, and passions help us create the ideas that move all of us forward.
Creating an inclusive culture takes both commitment and action. We’re helping employees identify and address unconscious racial and gender bias. We’re cultivating diverse leadership and tech talent. We’re continuing our advocacy for LGBTQ equality, investing in resources for Veterans and service members and their families, and exploring new ways to support employees with disabilities. We’re also strengthening our common bonds through on-campus groups, events, and programs.
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