Tee fits great and I have received quite a few smiles and comments on it. I'm going to get a few others and spread even more joy.
How long have you been "OUT?" Alphabet Mafia has its own code of number of years served and as you become more experienced in the ranks of our community, you will need to ascend to next level in the series. The code is simple and the message is obvious to those who are a part of us. Collect them all LGBTQIA+ family.
1 = Private – new to the mafia
2 = Corporal – 2+ years of service
3 = Sergeant – 5+ years of service
4 = Lieutenant – 8+ years of service
5 = Captain – 10+ years of service
6 = Major – 15+ years of service
7 = Colonel – 20+ years of service
8 = General – 25+ years of service
The meaning of the alphabet mafia refers to LGBTQIA people. Originally coined by intolerant people who intended to mock the ever-growing and visible LGBTQIA (or LGBTTQQIAAP -
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic, agender, and pansexual acronym), alphabet mafia has since been reclaimed by the very people who is was intended to disparage.
The people who created the term alphabet mafia intended to vilify non-heteronormative people by implying they were members of a secret, unsavory faction.