I catalog a lot of zines by writers who identify as queer--not gay, not HOMOSEXUAL, not LESBIAN, not BISEXUAL (though sometimes omnisexual or pansexual)--and I am at a loss for how to represent them in Library of Congressese. SEXUAL MINORITIES seems to be the best the folks at SACO have to offer, but I just have to wonder if persons of the queer persuasion are really happy with that. If the answer is no, what would you like the descriptor to be? I'm addressing this query primarily to queer folk and catalogers.
I understand that this may be a generational issue. My fellow genXers and the millennials as well might go for QUEER (PERSONS), or something of that nature, but what of previous generations who have a distancing relationship to the word queer, rather than one of reclamation. Should LC never adopt a term that may be generational or temporary? How problematic would it be to use cross references to keep up with the changes?
Okay, that's all from me. I'm looking for your comments, people, cuz I'm just an ignorant reference librarian and Emily's token heterosexual friend.