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LGBT: Initialism for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons
LGBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In use since the 1990s, 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 1980s. Activists believed that the term gay community did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred.

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Demi Lovato insists it's never been more important to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community [Video]

Demi Lovato insists it's never been more important to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community

Demi Lovato gave an impassioned speech on LGBTQ+ rights at the GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday.

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Hallmark Channel Will Include LGBTQ Stories In Christmas Lineup [Video]

Hallmark Channel Will Include LGBTQ Stories In Christmas Lineup

The Hallmark Channel is making it's annual holiday movie celebration more inclusive this year. According to CNN, "Countdown to Christmas" and "Miracles of Christmas" lineups will include LGBTQ..

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Hallmark Channel Will Include LGBTQ Stories In Christmas Movies [Video]

Hallmark Channel Will Include LGBTQ Stories In Christmas Movies

Holiday movies on the Hallmark Channel are about to get more inclusive. Producers are currently negotiating the inclusion of LGBTQ centered films in the networks annual “Countdown to Christmas”...

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Madonna Says Russia Fined Her A Million, LGBTQ Rights [Video]

Madonna Says Russia Fined Her A Million, LGBTQ Rights

Madonna has been a devoted ally to the LGBTQ community since the early days of her career and that outspokenness apparently didn’t fly in Russia eight years ago. In it, she doubles down on her..

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Madonna was fined $1 million by Russian government over LGBTQ+ rights speech [Video]

Madonna was fined $1 million by Russian government over LGBTQ+ rights speech

Madonna has claimed she was fined $1 million dollars by the Russian government for publicly supporting LGBTQ+ rights during a concert in the country in 2012.

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LGBTQ community celebrates Pride online [Video]

LGBTQ community celebrates Pride online

After the cancellation of hundreds of Pride parades this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, national Pride networks have come together for a new digital Global Pride day Saturday to unite people..

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Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato celebrating Pride with virtual Stonewall Day global livestream [Video]

Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato celebrating Pride with virtual Stonewall Day global livestream

Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato are among the stars coming out in support of the LGBTQ+ community for Pride Live's Stonewall Day global livestream.

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Cofounder From Card Game 'Cards Against Humanity' Resigns [Video]

Cofounder From Card Game 'Cards Against Humanity' Resigns

One of the cofounders of the popular card game Cards Against Humanity resigned. Several former workers claim Max Temkin created a toxic workplace hurting employees of color and the LGBTQ community...

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Rainbow flag waves over Ukraine's highest statue to mark Kyiv pride [Video]

Rainbow flag waves over Ukraine's highest statue to mark Kyiv pride

Drone carrying rainbow flag flies over Motherland monument as Ukrainian LGBTQ activists mark Kyiv pride month

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Rainbow flag waves from Ukraine's highest statue to mark Kyiv pride [Video]

Rainbow flag waves from Ukraine's highest statue to mark Kyiv pride

With drone's help, LGBTQ activists attach rainbow flag to Motherland monument to mark Kyiv pride

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Sitting Ducks? Tourist Town Struggles To Balance Public Health And Economic Survival [Video]

Sitting Ducks? Tourist Town Struggles To Balance Public Health And Economic Survival

Provincetown, Massachusetts, makes its living as a delightful summer tourist destination that attracts thousands. But now, HuffPost reports the city is struggling to balance its need to protect itself..

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Laverne Cox 'cried' at U.S. Supreme Court's LGBTQ protections ruling [Video]

Laverne Cox 'cried' at U.S. Supreme Court's LGBTQ protections ruling

Laverne Cox cried after U.S. Supreme Court judges ruled in favour of legislation that offers lesbian, gay, bis*xual, and transgender people more protection in the workplace.

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LGBT campaigners denounce President Duda's comments on "communism" [Video]

LGBT campaigners denounce President Duda's comments on "communism"

The Polish President claimed the LGBT 'ideology' is more harmful than communism during a campaign rally on Saturday, as he seeks re-election in the predominantly Catholic country.View on euronews

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Ellen DeGeneres and Cynthia Nixon applaud LGBTQ Supreme Court ruling [Video]

Ellen DeGeneres and Cynthia Nixon applaud LGBTQ Supreme Court ruling

Ellen DeGeneres and Cynthia Nixon are among many stars to celebrate after U.S. Supreme Court judges ruled in favour of legislation that offers LGBTQ people more protection in the workplace.

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Nickelodeon says SpongeBob celongs to the LGBTQ+ community [Video]

Nickelodeon says SpongeBob celongs to the LGBTQ+ community

The channel dropped the news in a social media post celebrating Pride Month on June 13.

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Justice Neil Gorsuch Said It's 'Clear' Anti-Discrimination Laws Protect LGBTQ Community [Video]

Justice Neil Gorsuch Said It's 'Clear' Anti-Discrimination Laws Protect LGBTQ Community

The LGBTQ+ community received a victory with an announcement from the Supreme Court. Justice Neil Gorsuch said it’s “clear” that gay and transgender employees are protected by federal..

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U.S. Supreme Court endorses gay, transgender worker protections [Video]

U.S. Supreme Court endorses gay, transgender worker protections

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a watershed victory for LGBT rights, ruling that a landmark federal law forbidding workplace discrimination protects gay and transgender employees. This..

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Victoria Beckham launching T-shirt to raise funds for LGBTQ+ charity [Video]

Victoria Beckham launching T-shirt to raise funds for LGBTQ+ charity

Victoria Beckham is selling a new T-shirt to help raise funds for an LGBTQ+ charity.

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SpongeBob SquarePants becomes a member of LGBTQ+ community [Video]

SpongeBob SquarePants becomes a member of LGBTQ+ community

Cartoon star SpongeBob SquarePants has become a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

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U.S. health agency reverses Obamacare transgender protections [Video]

U.S. health agency reverses Obamacare transgender protections

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule on Friday that would lift anti-discrimination protections under Obamacare for transgender people and women seeking abortions, drawing..

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LGBTQ community unites with black activists for Pride [Video]

LGBTQ community unites with black activists for Pride

This year the lavish Pride parades are gone. In their place, online initiatives between African-American and LGBTQ communities calling for racial and social justice. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

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It's Been Five Years Since Caitlyn Jenner Came Out As A Transgender Woman [Video]

It's Been Five Years Since Caitlyn Jenner Came Out As A Transgender Woman

2020 marks five years since Caitlyn Marie Jenner came out as a transgender woman. Formerly Olympian Bruce Jenner, parent to Kendall Jenner, and ex-spouse of Kris Kardashian, the trans icon is now 70..

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Harry Potter star says "transgender women are women" [Video]

Harry Potter star says "transgender women are women"

Daniel Radcliffe, who played the young wizarding hero in the Harry Potter films, has said "transgender women are women" after an outcry over tweets by author J.K. Rowling criticizing the use of the..

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