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Coined by Sadie Lee as an inclusive self-designation for minority sexual and gender identities.[1]


QUILTBAG (not comparable)

  1. Acronym of Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Trans (Transgender/Transsexual), Bisexual, Asexual, and/or Gay/Genderqueer. [from 2006]
    • 2010 September 17, S. E. Smith, “Separate but equal is still unequal”, in This Ain’t Livin’[1], archived from the original on 23 September 2010:
      There’s a reason that people supporting marriage and fighting hardest for it are primarily middle class white gays and lesbians, because, for them, marriage may be the ‘final frontier,’ while other members of the QUILTBAG community are fighting with issues like ‘how to stay alive when your parents have kicked you out of the house for being gay’ and ‘how to get hormone treatments when you are an undocumented immigrant making less than minimum wage.’
    • 2011 February 15, Wendy Gay Pearson with Hollinger, Veronica and Gordon, Joan, Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction, Liverpool University Press, →ISBN, →OL, page 47:
      And so not all queer writing is quiltbag, and neither is all quiltbag writing queer.
    • 2011 March 28, Ouyang Dan, “The Games We Play: The Straight Male Gamer's Privilege”, in Bitch Magazine[2], retrieved 2012-05-22:
      I doubt that there's a lack of QUILTBAG gamers who want an inclusive experience, and who are still feeling the sting of other oversights BioWare has made to their personhood.
    • 2012 March 6, Julia Rios, “Reaching into the QUILTBAG: the Evolving World of Queer Speculative Fiction”, in Apex Magazine[3], retrieved 2012-05-22:
      Over the past few decades, stories have slowly changed from being the kind where the author first explains how QUILTBAG people might come to exist and be acceptable (see Joanna Russ’s The Female Man, in which a group of women become lesbians because they’re stuck for centuries on a planet without men) to the kinds where we take it for granted that QUILTBAG people need no speculative explanation (see Elizabeth Bear’s Carnival, in which there’s a planet run by lesbians because some radical lesbian separatists—people who already exist in present day Earth culture—decided to start their own colony).

Usage notes[edit]

  • See the usage notes about LGBT.

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • see the list at LGBT


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lee, Sadie (October 2006), “Final Call: Kate Bornstein”, in Diva Magazine, issue 125, page 114