This may be even more pronounced in Canadian Catholic schools (Callaghan, 2009), when overt doctrines further result in a precarious workplace for many LGBTTIQQ2S teachers, and in discriminatory learning environment for LGBTTIQQ2S students.
(4) Queer may be used as an umbrella term for LGBTTIQQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer, questioning, or two-spirit).
Going Alphanumeric Popping up in the gay press of late, usually without explanation, are references to "the LGBTTIQQ2S
community"--which seems to set a new record for the number of letters ever strung together to describe this "community." It used to be that if you worked at it, you could eventually figure out what all the letters stood for.