from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender

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  • initialism Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender/Transexual.


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  • 9 There is much talk about the “T” being silent in the term GLBT, what issues do you feel are specifically being ignored and how is the erasure of the trans community being justified?

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Through my reading I have learned, that just because someone identifies as GLBT, does not necessarily make them politically left or considerate of all bodies.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Of problems the district has faced in recent years, the most wrenching were a number of student suicides from late 2009 into 2011; some of the students had been bullied and some were identified as GLBT by friends and family or were perceived to be GLBT.

  • It has now become known as the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) "community."

    Accuracy In Media

  • To state that the island nation is inhospitable to those that identify as GLBT is an understatement.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • R&R is using the findings from its research into the gay and lesbian market - also known as the GLBT market, including bisexuals and transgendered people - "to guide our other clients toward this intensely loyal consumer," Mary Ann Mele, chief brand officer at the agency, said in an e-mail message.

    NYT > Home Page

  • What I don't understand is how they think the policy effects them since they are not forced to call a GLBT individual in a relationship.

    Gay/Lesbian Forum

  • The Republicans Schaefer is referring to have lately come out of the woodwork in Utah, where State Sen. Chris Buttars called GLBT advocates, "the meanest buggers".

    365 Gay News

  • "It was stupid to have a categorization system that would allow LGBT-themed books to be de-ranked en masse;" er, maybe what was stupid, then, is even having a category called GLBT in the first place?

    Daring Fireball

  • So it's odd that I've managed to go so long without reading his only novel; when I put it in my pool for The Challenge That Dare Not Speak Its Name (aka GLBT), everyone said I should definitely read it, that it was awesome.

    A Striped Armchair


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