This phrase tends to be only used by individuals who are outside of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) community and either do not support LGB individuals, are not appropriately educated about LGB individuals and their concerns, or do not realize its negative effects. To describe a person’s sexual identity as a lifestyle is inappropriate because it reduces LGB people down to this one aspect of who they are as people. In addition, this phrase does not make space for the diversity that exists among lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals and how LGB individuals may live their lives very differently from one another, just like heterosexuals.
Person A: The gay lifestyle is so weird!
Person B: You mean sleeping, waking up, making coffee and going to work?
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