The problem is, we've never been gay, lesbian, and bisexual only. We've always been open to everybody.
Granted, in West Hollywood in the 1980s, you were expected to be gay/lesbian or straight.
But I don't think we were deliberately being exclusionary. We just grew up hearing that "all guys like girls," "same-sex desire does not exist." So for a guy to admit that he did, in fact, like girls and boys sounded a lot like heterosexist brainwashing kicking in.
And we heard constantly that "gay men are really women." So for a guy to admit that he was, in fact, a woman sounded like more heterosexist brainwashing.
By the 1990s, we were confident enough to admit that there were bisexuals and transpeople among us.
We became LGBT.
Or for people who didn't want to identify as gay, bi, or straight, who wanted to acknowledge the fluidity of desire.
So we became LGBTQ.
Then intersexed people began to assert that they are fine the way they are, that you don't need to look male or female. Why shouldn't they join the rest of us who are fighting for an end to "you must look like a man, act like a man, and like women"?
So we became LGBTQI.
Then asexual people began to push for acknowledgement that they are fine the way they are, that warm, caring friendships are more than enough to fill a lifetime. Why shouldn't they join a group that has been fighting psychiatrists and doctors who want to "cure" us?
So we became LGBTQIA
Now we were LGBTQQIA.
They can come in, too. We'll call them Allies.
So we have become LGBTQQIAA.
The original nude photos are on Tales of West Hollywood.