See also: LGBT+
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Attested since 1988. Used as a self-designation in United States gay rights activism since about 1990. 
- 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".
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transexual
LGBT (plural LGBTs)
- (chiefly in the plural) A member of the LGBT community.
- ^ American Educational Research Association Verlag AERA (1988), “Research, policy and practice: Annual meeting”, in (Please provide the title of the work)
- ^ Katherine Cox, Sexual Orientation, in Death, Dying, and Social Differences (edited by David Oliviere, Barbara Monroe, Sheila Payne, published in 2011), page 197:
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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- LGBT rights