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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Imperial Court of the Rocky Mountain Empire
Oldest GLBT organization in the state of Colorado, committed to raising money for charitable organizations and to help those in the community in need of assistance. Includes current and past monarchs, and events calendar.
Gay and Lesbian Arabic Society
Networking group based in the United States with chapters worldwide. Related news, chat room, and articles.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Promotes civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. Includes federal and state organizing news, issue backgrounders, and analysis from the NGLTF Policy Institute, a progressive think tank.
History, chapters, and programs. Based in the United States with an office in Holland. Includes stories, resources, and articles.
Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians
Promoting a respect for life within the gay community and encouraging gay and lesbian participation in the pro-life cause.
Amnesty Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Concerns
Volunteers from national networks across the world promoting focus on LGBT human rights violations. News announcements, action updates, and resources.
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Promotes fair and accurate representation of gay people in the media. Includes news and topics, outlines of projects and publications, and events calendar.
International Lesbian and Gay Association
World wide network of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered groups working together for the human rights of LGBT people. Current activities, campaigns, and news.
ONE Institute International Gay and Lesbian Archives
Fosters acceptance of sexual and gender diversity by supporting education and research about our heritage and experience worldwide. Dedicated to collecting, preserving, documenting, studying and communicating our history, our challenges, and our aspirations.
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
An organization filling the gap between the international human rights movement and the gay rights movement.
Around The World
Online gay rights movement dedicated to achieving equal rights for all around the world. Projects, membership information, member views, forums, and list of support groups.
Gay Life Inc.
Mission statement and updates on the groups efforts. Includes message boards and free email.
Nationwide group advocating the right to bear arms for protection. Links to local chapters, safety information, and photographs.
True Colors, Inc.
A non-profit organization dedicated to improving and enriching the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, adults and families. We provide support, education and advocacy.
Alt Science Connection
Online social meeting place for gay and bisexual, men and women who work in science or enjoy science or nature. Includes sample profiles, member registration, and contact details.
International Gay Rodeo Association
An organization comprised of regional gay rodeo associations from across the United States and Canada.
A service in the United Kingdom that matches volunteers from the community to organisations who need their help.
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Organization of former volunteers, current volunteers, former and current staff members and friends. Information on what they do, membership, and chapters.
OUTFront: Amnesty International's Program on Human Rights and Sexual Identity
OUTfront is part of an international network of Amnesty activists in over twenty countries that organize to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues
Advocates for increased support of LGBT issues within organized philanthropy. Publications, funders directory, and membership information.
Scouting for All
Information about the volunteer staff, policy and procedures on gays, girls and atheists in Scouting, mission statement, and position statement. Regional director's are locatable by region.
Celebrate is a group of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals who want to spend time together away from the scene. Covers lesbian gay and bisexual community events in the UK.
For worldwide GLBT equality however focus is on ending the discrimination, prejudice, and separatism which exist within the GLBT community.
Gays and Lesbians for Individual Liberty
Persons committed to the political philosophy of individual liberty. Group history, photographs, and related articles.
Get All Your Ducks In A Row (GAYducks)
Foucses on educating and encouraging the LGBT community to get their wishes regarding health care and estate planning issues in writing. Includes poltical activism information.
Sexuality Matters, You Matter
Leicester, UK based campaign to discover how the city can better serve the needs of its lesbian, gay and bisexual community.
Parents of Jewish Gays and Lesbians
Support group for parents of gays and lesbians in the UK.
Blind Friends of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transtgender
Site for those interested in issues faced by visually-impaired GLBT.