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LGBT (or GLBT) is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In use . Although identical in meaning, LGBT may have a more feminist connotation than GLBT as it places the "L" (for "lesbian") first. However, the inclusion of straight allies in the LGBT acronym has proven controversial as many.
Why be LGBT when you can be LGBTIQCAPGNGFNBA?
In use since the s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB , which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late s. The initialism has become adopted into the mainstream as an umbrella term for use when labeling topics pertaining to sexuality and gender identity. The initialism LGBT is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures. It may be used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non- cisgender , instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The first widely used term, homosexual , now carries negative connotations. As lesbians forged more public identities, the phrase "gay and lesbian" became more common. Lesbian feminists eschewed gender role play that had been pervasive in bars, as well as the perceived chauvinism of gay men; many lesbian feminists refused to work with gay men, or take up their causes.
Every few months another online debate flares up about exactly what the LGBT community should call itself. This explicitly calls out key components of a diverse group: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender. Four other forms of shorthand see frequent use in the media and on the Internet. It also traditionally applies to men, resulting in sexist language, however unintentional. Taking back the word from the bullies and foes is a way to regain power. This is much like Bitch magazine co-opting a frequent slur as a way to raise feminist activists above their oppressors. Over time, a number of other additions have been suggested to the LGBT acronym.
Members of the LGBT community don't want to be defined strictly by . I kind of prefer a rainbow flag to any acronym–the full spectrum of visual.
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The story of an escalating acronym
Words matter. Make sure you're using them to tell people's stories fairly and accurately. - LGBTQ is the more commonly used term in the community; possibly because it is more user friendly! The most important thing is to be respectful and use the terms that people prefer.
Matthew Bell. Her what? Her preferred gender pronouns. And the rest of the class? Your reaction to that story might be to think how marvellously inclusive Parsons is — an institution so evolved that people can live gender-neutral lives without prejudice. Go a little deeper and you discover that there are dozens of different acronyms, and that nobody can agree on what the official one should be.