Gender, Sexuality and Romantic Minority (GSRM) is an umbrella term that includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, intersex communities. It also includes asexuality and aromanticism. As someone who identifies as a fetishist within the GSRM community, I understand the differences between GSRM and LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender). In this blog post I want to explore these differences from a fetishist's point of view.
GSRM vs LGBT – What's the difference?
The main difference between GSRM and LGBT is that GSRM includes more than just sexuality. While LGBT focuses on sexual orientation – what gender you are attracted to – GSRM looks at gender identity, romantic orientation and sexual orientation. This means that the GSRM community has the potential to be far more inclusive than the LGBT community.
As a fetishist within the GSRM community, I feel my identities are better represented by this broader definition. My gender identity does not necessarily fit into traditional binary categories of male or female; my romantic orientation is not limited to heterosexual relationships; and my sexual orientation includes more than just one gender. All of these identities are important parts of my experience as a member of the GSRM community.
What does it mean to be part of the GSRM community?
For me personally, being part of the GSRM community means feeling accepted for all aspects of my identity – not just my sexual orientation. It means being able to express myself without fear of being judged or discriminated against because of who I am or what I do, in private spaces with consenting adults. It means being able to connect with others who share similar experiences and can relate to me on an emotional level without feeling like an outsider or ostracized because of our unique identities in society.
All in all, there are clear differences between GSRM and LGBT when it comes to the inclusion and representation of members within our respective communities.
As someone who identifies as both fetishist and part of the GSRM community, it has been incredibly beneficial for me to have access to the wider range of identities accepted by this ever-growing group of people who identify outside traditional gender roles or sexual orientations. Being part of this larger group gives us all greater visibility in society, which can help us fight discrimination based on our unique identities. With increased visibility comes increased acceptance, which is something we should all strive for in any type of relationship, whether social or romantic!