LGBT

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Etymology[edit]

An initialism for "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transexual", used as a self-designation in United States gay rights activism since about 1990. Attested since 1988 (Research, policy and practice: Annual meeting, American Educational Research Association Verlag AERA, 1988).

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LGBT

  1. Initialism of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transexual community.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sometimes, additional letters are added, such as 'Q' for 'queer' or 'questioning', 'I' for 'intersex', and 'P' for 'pansexual', 'A' for 'asexual', etc.
  • Sometimes, the order of the letters is switched to GLBT.
  • When speaking only of sexuality and not of gender, the abbreviation LGB or GLB may be used.
  • Some authors disuse the umbrella term 'LGBT' because "gender identity is clearly distinct from sexual identity", the 'T' community "is itself heterogeneous, comprising intersex individuals, androgynes, transvestites, and a whole range of others", and transgender and genderqueer people "experience trans-phobia within LGB services and communities".[1]

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Noun[edit]

LGBT (plural LGBTs)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) A member of the LGBT community.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Katherine Cox, Sexual Orientation, in Death, Dying, and Social Differences (edited by David Oliviere, Barbara Monroe, Sheila Payne, published in 2011), page 197:
    Trans communities
    Although the umbrella term LGBT makes pragmatic sense, there are compelling arguments to treat transgendered people as distinct from LGB communities: gender identity is clearly distinct from sexual identity (Dean et al., 2000) and to conflate the two risks ignoring the particular experiences of this ["trans"] group which is itself heterogeneous, comprising intersex individuals, androgynes, transvestites, and a whole range of others. Transgendered people [] can experience trans-phobia within LGB services and communities[.]

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DEP

  1. LGBT

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DEP

  1. LGBT