See also: lgbt and LGBT+

English

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A six-band rainbow flag representing the LGBT community.

Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Initialism of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual. From earlier LGB. Attested since 1988. Used as a self-designation in United States gay rights activism since about 1990.[1]

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ɛl d͡ʒiː biː tiː/

Adjective

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LGBT

  1. Being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, or relating to these groups as a collective.
    Synonyms: GBT, GLBT
    • 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.
    • 2016 May 17, Cherie Chan, “Chinese gay couple marry despite court ruling”, in DW News[2], archived from the original on 18 May 2016, LGBT RIGHTS‎[3]:
      In a restaurant in Changsha, the capital of central China's Hunan province, Hu Mingliang and Sun Wenlin exchanged their wedding rings, and received blessings from over 200 friends, relatives, as well as LGBT rights activists from around the country.

Usage notes

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  • Additional letters are sometimes added, such as 'Q' for queer or questioning, 'I' for intersex, 'P' for pansexual, 'A' for asexual, etc.
  • When speaking only of sexuality, but not gender, the abbreviations LGB or GLB may be used.[2]
  • Often the term queer is used as an alternative shorthand for all gender-non-conforming behavior, including homosexuality and bisexuality, but this may be controversial; see the notes there.

Derived terms

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Translations

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Noun

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LGBT (plural LGBTs or LGBT)

  1. (chiefly in the plural, nonstandard) A member of the LGBT community.
    • 1999, Global Human Rights Law Collection: Historical texts and materials on human rights[4]:
      An applicant may exceptionally be able to demonstrate a well-founded fear of persecution even if a law criminalizing LGBT is no longer enforced, []
    • 2016 January 29, Rebekah Herrick, Minorities and Representation in American Politics, CQ Press, →ISBN:
      Further evidence of the political weakness of LGBT is that they are not concentrated enough to be a majority of voters, or even a minority of influence in any state or city.
    • 2013, Michael Shankle, The Handbook of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Public Health[5]:
      In many cities you will find a neighborhood where the population density of LGBT is higher than it is in other parts of the city.
    • 1999, Democracy & Education[6], volume 13:
      Allies can point this out when they discern that a LGBT is being asked to serve in an expert capacity and ask questions like, "How comfortable do you feel being asked to assume the role of representative for all LGBTs?"
  2. (food) A sandwich named after the sexuality-gender term, composed of lettuce, guacamole or avocado, bacon, tomato. A variant of the BLT.[3][4][5][6]
    • 2019 May 23, Owen Jones, “Woke-washing: how brands are cashing in on the culture wars”, in The Guardian[7], →ISSN:
      Whether it’s LGBT sandwiches in an era where schools in Birmingham are facing protests for teaching LGBTQ rights, or Nike promoting the fight against police brutality in the age of Trump, brands are tapping into this sense of millennial grievance.

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Variations of LGBT
derogatory


References

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  1. ^ American Educational Research Association Verlag AERA (1988) “Research, policy and practice: Annual meeting”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)
  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[.]
  3. ^ M&S launch LGBT sandwich and it’s dividing opinion”, in The Pink News, 2019 May 2
  4. ^ Harron Walker (2019 May 7) “Leave the Gay Sandwich Alone”, in Out[1]
  5. ^ Our Menu - LGBT”, in Kettlemans Bagel, 2023 July 7 (last accessed)
  6. ^ Paul Blest (2016 April 14) “Players’ Retreat Offering Special LGBT Sandwich, All Proceeds Go To Equality NC”, in Indy Week

Further reading

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Anagrams

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Danish

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Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Noun

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LGBT

  1. LGBT

French

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ɛl.ʒe.be.te/
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LGBT (invariable)

  1. LGBT; Initialism of lesbiennes, gays, bisexuels, transgenres.

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(LGBT)


Indonesian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɛlɡebete/, /ˈɛldʒibiti/

Noun

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LGBT (first-person possessive LGBTku, second-person possessive LGBTmu, third-person possessive LGBTnya)

  1. initialism of lesbian, gay, biseksual, dan transgender (LGBT).

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Japanese

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Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From English LGBT.

Pronunciation

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  • (Tokyo) ルジービーティ [èrújííbíítíꜜì] (Nakadaka – [7])
  • IPA(key): [e̞ɾɯ̟ᵝʑiːbʲiːtʲiː]

Noun

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LGBT(エルジービーティー) (eru-jī-bī-tī

  1. LGBT
    L(エル)G(ジー)B(ビー)T(ティー)(けん)()
    eru-jī-bī-tī no kenri
    LGBT rights

Polish

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LGBT

Etymology

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Orthographic borrowing from English LGBT.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ɛl ɡjɛ bɛ ˈtɛ/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Syllabification: L‧G‧B‧T

Noun

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LGBT n (indeclinable)

  1. LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people collectively)

Further reading

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  • LGBT in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • LGBT in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English LGBT, initialism of lésbicas, gays, bissexuais, transgênero/transexuais. Displaced GLS in Brazil.

Pronunciation

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈɛ.li ˈʒe ˈbe ˈte/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈɛ.le ˈʒe ˈbe ˈte/
 
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈɛl ˈʒe ˈbe ˈte/ [ˈɛɫ ˈʒe ˈβe ˈte]
    • (Southern Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈɛ.li ˈʒe ˈbe ˈte/ [ˈɛ.li ˈʒe ˈβe ˈte]

Adjective

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LGBT m or f (plural (nonstandard) LGBTs)

  1. LGBT
    Synonym: (derogatory) LGTV

Noun

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LGBT m or f by sense (usually uncountable, plural (nonstandard) LGBTs)

  1. (nonstandard) LGBT
    Synonym: (derogatory) LGTV

Spanish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English LGBT.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˌele ˌxe ˈbe te/ [ˌe.le ˌxe ˈβ̞e t̪e]

Adjective

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LGBT

  1. (Latin America) LGBT
    Synonym: (Spain) LGTB

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  • In Latin America, "LGBT" is used the same as almost all over the world, but in Spain "LGTB" is used, inverting the letters "B" and "T". In Spain, this applies to all derivatives: LGTBI, LGTBIQ, LGTBfobia, LGTBIfobia, etc.

Turkish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English LGBT

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /leɟebeˈtɛ/, /leːɟeːbeːˈtɛː/, [l̠ʲe̞.ɟe̞.be̞ˈt̪ʰɛ], [l̠ʲe̞ː.ɟe̞ː.be̞ːˈt̪ʰɛː]
  • Rhymes: , -ɛː
  • Hyphenation: L‧G‧B‧T

Adjective

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LGBT

  1. LGBT
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