Earlier this month, I wrote about the word queerspawn, and what I thought about it. I’m working on a replacement name for the offspring of gays and lesbians that doesn’t conjure infection or insects (“spawn”). Although I’ve only seen the word used affectionately by COLAGs (not a good replacement, I’ve decided), it reminded at least two people of the word “breeder,” another term that is used derisively.

Breeders are people who have children, and it primarily referred to heterosexuals. It reduced people to their childbearing possibilities, something that has annoyed women for centuries. It also…