What does LGBT stand for?

What does LGBT mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: LGBT.

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LGBT

Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender

Medical » British Medicine

   
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender

Community

   
LGBT

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Or Transgender

Medical

   
LGBT

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender/Transsexual

Governmental » Police

   
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Love Green Bays Team

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
LGBT

Loves Green Bays Team

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
LGBT

Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
LGBT

Lesbiennes Gais Bi Trans

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
LGBT

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
LGBT

Leprosy Gonorrhoea Bacteria Tuberculosis

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
LGBT

Little Girls Babies and Toddlers

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
LGBT

Lesbian and Girl Bashing Tolerance

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
LGBT

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
LGBT

Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
LGBT

leprosy gonorrhoea bacteria and tuberculosis

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   

What does LGBT mean?

LGBT
LGBT is an initialism that collectively refers to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. In use since the 1990s, the term LGBT is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which itself started replacing the phrase gay community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s, which many within the community in question felt did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred. The initialism has become mainstream as a self-designation and has been adopted by the majority of sexuality and gender identity-based community centers and media in the United States and some other English-speaking countries. The term LGBT is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures and is sometimes used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. To recognize this inclusion, a popular variant adds the letter Q for those who identify as queer and/or are questioning their sexual identity as LGBTQ, recorded since 1996. On the one hand, some intersex people who want to be included in LGBT groups suggest an extended initialism LGBTI. This initialism "LGBTI" is used in all parts of "The Activist's Guide" of the Yogyakarta Principles in Action. Furthermore, the initialism LGBTIH has seen use in India to encompass the hijra third gender identity and the related subculture. More recently the catch-all term "Gender and Sexual Diversity" GSD has been proposed.

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