In use since the s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB , which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late s. The initialism has become adopted into the mainstream as an umbrella term for use when labeling topics pertaining to sexuality and gender identity. The initialism LGBT is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures. It may be used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non- cisgender , instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The first widely used term, homosexual , now carries negative connotations.
List of LGBT rights organizations
LGBTQ Professional and Student Associations | Human Rights Campaign
Search this Guide Search. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. Human Rights Campaign HRC "As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. Immigration Equality "Since , Immigration Equality has been proud to advocate for and represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer LGBTQ , and HIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment, and freedom. Lambda Legal "Lambda Legal, a c 3 nonprofit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. National Center for Lesbian Rights NCLR "The National Center for Lesbian Rights NCLR has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Resources
This is a list of LGBT rights organizations around the world. For social and support groups or organizations affiliated with mainstream religious organizations, please see List of LGBT-related organizations and conferences. For organizations affiliated with political parties , please see List of LGBT organizations that affiliate with political parties. Category:LGBT culture.