Let’s talk Purpose.

Operation: Iris is back today! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒธ
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We talked about a lot in the last Operation: Iris post. So much so that I had to question what the next post should be about. I could talk in depth about terms like:
๐—ง๐˜„๐—ผ-๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ -Holds the spirit of both male and female. Derived from Native Americans. 
๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น -attraction to non binary/trans folk.
And ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น -attraction to intelligence.
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But my knowledge and personal experience with individuals who identify with those are very limited and I would prefer speaking with them before talking in depth about those identities. (Shoot me a DM if you do and would like to chat!)
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So instead, I wanted to talk about the importance of all of these confusing terms. ๐ŸŒˆ
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A concern about this initiative from others has been about how โ€œsillyโ€ some of the these terms seem and that the more visibility towards these lesser known terms, the more Non-LGBTQ+ folk will make fun of the community.
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Whether you choose to wear your โ€œLetterโ€ like a badge or keep it to yourself or family/friends is entirely up to you. The purpose of this initiative is to provide awareness to those who may โ€œfeel differentโ€ than everyone else and think there may be something wrong with them. By having a word to describe your feelings towards your sexual/gender identity and knowing there are others like you, it gives a sense of validity and can lead to resources in helping a person deal with what they might be going though. Being able to identify yourself is the first step in growing and becoming the best person you can be.
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And to address the individuals who fear these terms will cause people to hurt others and make a mockery of the LGBTQ+ community: the more effort that is made in bringing these lesser terms to light, the more knowledge and eventual acceptance will be made from these folks. Things arenโ€™t going to change unless we do something about it. ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒธ

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