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Comment 5 by Metamag :

Comment 3 by Net :

politically over correct LGBT instead of the original GLBT

What?? jesus imaginary christ!

You know, I have never noticed that the acronym LGBT did not match the term "Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender" before. In most articles, gay terms are invariably referenced as "Gay Community", "Gay Parents", "Gay Marriage" etc. Where the fully spelt out long form term is used, I normally see the ordering "Gay and Lesbian" instead of "Lesbian and Gay".

I can't believe that there is actually a section in the Wikipedia entry talking about the acronym variants!

But GLBT does have a problem as it is very close to GBLT (Gourmet Bacon Lettuce and Tomato sandwich), so perhaps that is why the LGBT acronym is preferred :-)

Thu, 17 May 2012 07:49:08 UTC | #941985