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lazer47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 07:41 AM
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I have a question?? Which is correct?? LGBT or GLBT??
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 07:43 AM
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1. I love a good MLT
where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. They're so perky, I love that.
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 08:39 AM
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10. Too blade...nt
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lazer47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 07:52 AM
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2. OK,, now go to the head of the class,, but put your hat on first
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Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 07:54 AM
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3. LGBT is politically correct -
but otherwise, I'm not sure it matters.

The reason is that lesbians felt invisible in groups labeled "gay"as virtually all groups used to be exclusively. We fought (mostly back in the 80s) to have lesbian added to the name of the groups at all, and the thought is that if "Gay" comes first it makes us less visible. More recently (the last decade or so), trans (T) and bi(B) individuals fought to be specifically named as part of the community in which many were already very active leaders.

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lazer47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 08:03 AM
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4. I was at a function last night,
at got ripped into by an I assume, straight "Lady" (and I use that term loosley) I support LGBT,,the lady at this function seemed to think the future of mankind rested on my correct use of the term, and from what you just said even she had it wrong,,,,,,,Thanks
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GoesTo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 08:09 AM
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7. By that logic, shouldn't it be TLBG or TBLG or BTLG?
I guess there's no way to please everyone.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 09:08 AM
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12. Ladies/Lesbians first? nt
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 08:05 AM
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5. The forum title has been "accepted" here for some time. NT
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Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 07:01 PM
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15. My guess is that it isn't so much accepted -
as not debated. I don't know too many forums here that actively debated the name.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 08:08 AM
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6. I find it's usually ...
LGBT when it's a female poster and GLBT when it's a male poster (I use GLBT myself).
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 08:09 AM
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8. Both are correct n/t
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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 08:22 AM
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9. There's always GBLT
nothing like a good BLT.

mmmmmm bacon.
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 08:46 AM
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11. TBLG - ::cough::cough::
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 11:58 AM
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13. Any and all of the above.
Today I saw somebody on a prominant local blog refer to "LBGT."
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 04:57 PM
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14. LGBTIQ. nt
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lazer47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 07:53 PM
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16. What the hell is that,???,now I'm really confused
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 08:50 PM
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17. lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender,intersexed,queer. nt
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friedgreentomatoes Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 09:42 PM
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18. Queer?
or Questioning?
I am sure i had heard that is what the Q stands for.
As for the original question, I go with LGBT cause L=females only; the rest can be of both sexes so I tend to lump them together.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 08:41 AM
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19. yes queer-- many gay people identify as queer as opposed to gay.
and the q can stand for Questioning or Questing.
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iris27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 10:03 PM
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20. No joke, the student alliance at my alma mater was LGBTIQQA
Edited on Wed Apr-15-09 10:06 PM by iris27
Lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex, queer, questioning, ally. Just a little over the top, IMO.

I id as queer and genderqueer, but LGBT covers the bases well enough in my mind. Or we could just say "fuck all the labels, we're a community who welcomes anyone who finds themselves outside the het gender binary norm."
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