LGBT

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See also: lgbt and LGBT+

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Attested since 1988. Used as a self-designation in United States gay rights activism since about 1990. [1]

Noun[edit]

LGBT

  1. Initialism of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual 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 avoid 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".[2]

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Noun[edit]

LGBT (plural LGBTs)

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

Adjective[edit]

LGBT

  1. Being or pertaining to (members of) the LGBT community.
    • 2010, Geoffrey Nelson, Isaac Prilleltensky, Community Psychology: In Pursuit of Liberation and Well-Being (→ISBN):
      This differential treatment in both the community of culture and mainstream white LGBT community may lead some LGBT people of colour to experience varying degrees of visibility and invisibility within these communities, and their identity as a LGBT person may change depending on the cultural context.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ American Educational Research Association Verlag AERA (1988), “Research, policy and practice: Annual meeting”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1]
  2. ^ 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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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

LGBT

  1. LGBT

Japanese[edit]

Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ja

Etymology[edit]

From English LGBT

Noun[edit]

LGBT (katakana エル・ジー・ビー・ティー, rōmaji eru jī bī tī)

  1. LGBT
    LGBT (エル・ジー・ビー・ティー) (けん) ()
    eru jī bī tī no kenri
    LGBT rights

Spanish[edit]

Initialism[edit]

LGBT

  1. LGBT

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Turkish[edit]

Initialism[edit]

LGBT

  1. LGBT