I like using the acronym LGBTQ+A, where Q stands for queer as an umbrella term for those not covered or that don't fit into boxes (I hate leaving people out, but alphabet soup's confusing), and A stands for allied. For most LGBTQ people, having a queer-only designation is really important, because no matter how much we love allies, we have different experiences/challenges. Discrimination, coming out, dealing with parents/churches. it's different. The separation is necessary and empowering.