LGBT? GLBT? huh?

#1 Posted by Joshua (26 posts) -

I'm just curious about something... locally this is always referred to as GLBT.  On this site it's LGBT...

Is this a regional difference, or is it an error on the site?

#2 Edited by Endogene (4741 posts) -

Im guessing that it is a regional difference, Axercia (the users who added this is not from the states)
Wikipedia says it is the international wording for it.

LGBT (also GLBT) is an initialism referring collectively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual people. In use since the 1990s, the term LGBT is an adaptation of the initialism LGB which itself started replacing the phrase gay community which many within the LGBT communities felt did not represent accurately all those to which it referred. In modern use, LGBT relates to the diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures, and is sometimes used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual, and not exclusively people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender. LGBT is presently so mainstream that it has been adopted by the majority of the LGBT community centers and LGBT media in most English-speaking countries.
#3 Posted by BoG (5187 posts) -

In Utah, it is LGBT. Utahns are always right.

#4 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

I've only ever seen it as LGBT. The only kind of alternative i've seen is LGB because T isn't a sexuality.

#5 Posted by MB (12260 posts) -

Here in San Francisco it's LGBT.  End thread.

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#6 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

Here in Mississippi, it's "GET YOUR RIFLES AND ROPE!!!"

#7 Posted by trav3ler (168 posts) -

BLTG.  Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and... Gay.

#8 Edited by Lies (3866 posts) -

Regional differences I suppose. GLBT should be added as an alias to this page by the staff to facilitate both spellings. Actually, I guess you can't add an alias to a concept. Shame.

#9 Posted by PureRok (4235 posts) -

Doesn't matter to me either way since I've never even heard of the term before.

#10 Posted by Giantkitty (808 posts) -

It's LGBT at Wikipedia. I work at a top 10 university and that's the only way I heard it.

#11 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

This thread makes me want a BLT.

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