After May 1, the community’s official designation will include the letters CAC to reflect the inclusion of three emergent identities: confused, apathetic and cynical.
Inclusion of initial S, standing for either “straight” or “standard,” was rejected in a 177-2 vote.
The “confused” category includes those who do not fall into a fixed gender category, but are confused by all the initials. “Apathetic” is someone who was formerly confused, but has accepted that he or she lacks the impulse to investigate the matter further. The “cynical” category — first mentioned in a 2010 article in the Journal of Gender Studies — includes those who should identify with one initial or another, yet who stubbornly refuse.
After May 1, all official LGBTQIACAC communications, office supplies like letterhead, as well as sponsored t-shirts and mugs will reflect the change.