LGBT (or GLBT) is an acronym used as a collective term to refer to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people. It is considered less controversial than the terms "queer" or "lesbigay".
Many variants exist. When not inclusive of transgender people it is LGB. It may also include two additional Qs for queer and questioning (LGBTQ, LGBTQQ), an I for intersexual (LGBTI), another T for transsexual (LGBTT), and an A for straight allies (LGBTA). At its fullest, then, it is LGBTTIQQA, though this is exteremely rare. It can also be noted that the terms transsexual and intersex are regarded by some people as falling under the umbrella term transgender, though many transsexual and intersex people object to this (both for different reasons). GSA's often use LGBTQA for LGBT...questioning and allies.
As of 2004, LGBT had become so mainstream, it was adoped by the majority lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community centers and the gay press in most English-speaking countries.
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National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education
Lists web sites of professionally staffed LGBT college/university offices; information meetings & listserv; jobs available; campus climate reports, nondiscrimination policies. Site includes extensive resources, including an informative FAQ section, and a directory of North American campuses with LGBT offices or program staff.
Psychiatry: Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP)
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Sociology: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Caucus
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Philosophy: The Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy
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Law: National Lesbian and Gay Law Association
A national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) legal organizations.
Medicine: Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (U.S.)
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Psychology: The Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues
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Programs, book awards, newsletter, clearinghouse of bibliographies.
Gay and Lesbian Caucus of the Modern Language Association
By laws, conventions, meeting minutes, and how to join. Includes details and tables of a self-study.
Psychology: Association of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Psychologies (Europe)
Combats homophobia in general and in the field of psychology, stimulates and supports gay/lesbian/bisexual affirmative approaches in psychological science, in psychotherapy, and in all other psychological areas of work.