There is currently a tag that seems to be put on questions asking about the sexual preference of characters. However, since LGBT does not cover the "full spectrum" of sexuality, should we just create a tag to cover all questions that relate to the subject?

  • I fully support using an overarching term rather than the ever-growing set of letters. Last I checked, they were trying to cram another one into QUILTBAG... Mar 4 '17 at 15:56

I like this idea. I've retagged all questions as for now. As you note, the tag is somewhat imprecise. Since the acronym lgbt refers to a group of people, it's not clear if the tag refers to literature written by lgbt authors, lgbt characters, etc.

In the future, we might want to think about creating a "queer-theory" tag. (Assuming we get good questions about queer theory.) We might also want to potentially think about creating a "queer-subtext" tag.

  • Yes, better tag wiki and usage guidance might help as well.
    – Skooba
    Mar 4 '17 at 0:09
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    I've also added a tag synonym from [lgbt] to [sexuality].
    – user80
    Mar 4 '17 at 0:30


This way we avoid all the arguments about 'q' and the tag covers a larger number of questions. Also, anyone who's an expert in those questions will probably also be knowledgeable about the other questions that would be covered by this proposed tag.

  • If this gains community consensus, the tag is already created.
    – Skooba
    Mar 3 '17 at 15:12

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