Re: Yeah if the intention is to be a LGBT ally
I agree. Not a fan of the word “partner” either. Most Americans I know, regardless of sexuality, say boyfriend or girlfriend. I think it’s really just a language thing people are trying to figure out. English is a pretty binary language in terms of gender/sex, which is culturally-influenced because Western culture is extremely binary. The language will change to reflect these newer ideas over time. We’ll see which terms we come up with I guess. “Partner” is not one that sounds good to me though.