Current description of the gender tag:
Questions relating to gender, gender identity, and being part of a workplace dominated by a different gender than one's own.
As of time of writing, the lgbtq tag does not have a description (in fact, before I started tagging some questions with it, it only had 5 questions on it). I suggested the following (it is currently being reviewed):
Questions specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. Consider adding a location tag, since local cultural or legal norms will most likely have an impact on the answer.
Now, I realize when it comes to transgender issues, there is an overlap between these two tags. We are dealing with a question clearly part of "gender identity", but also by definition part of the LGBTQ group. So the question is how transgender issues should be tagged.
I have the following assumptions:
- There are issues specific and common to LGBTQ employees; for example, in some jurisdictions they may be members of the same protected class. They may have issues with coming out and being harassed because of their identity. Therefore it makes sense to have a tag for them.
- Transgender employees face some issues that LGB employees do not share.
- The gender tag has such a broad scope that it is necessary to keep it and not delete it.
So the alternatives I am seeing are the following:
- Removing the "gender identity" aspect from the gender tag, potentially necessitating retagging some questions. Tag transgender-topic questions as lgbtq.
- Removing the "gender identity" aspect from the gender tag, potentially necessitating retagging some questions. Tag transgender-topic questions as a new tag transgender.
- Tag transgender-topic questions with only gender and not lgbtq. It would then be sensible to remove the "t" from the "lgbtq" tag, which, however, is completely contrary to the common usage of the acronym.