When did it change?

oldfoxbob's picture

When did it change from GLBT to LGBT???? For years it was always GLBT and now suddenly its LGBT? I like the GLBT Better....to be politically correct it should be BGLT or just BGT, What do you guys and gals think????

holahaveamuffin18's picture

i've heard/seen it both LGBT

i've heard/seen it both LGBT and GLBT. i don't have a preference to either... but LGBTQ is probably the most correct of all of these, if you think about it. the Q covers everything that the B, G, L and T can't.

Zephyr's picture

I know this is kind of

I know this is kind of weird, but I've always kind of thought the sounded like sammichs. I don't know what they would have on them, but it's a thought that comes in my head when I hear it.
Also, alphabetical order would be nice except that I don't think it sounds quite right, like it doesn't have the right ring to it. BGLQT Yeah, and aesthetically it doesn't look as good. xD
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Inkblot's picture

I vote...

We abolish all this LGBTQ et cetera, and just call ourselves the Alphabet People.

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-Sally Bowles, Cabaret

Splash's picture

I like it. :-) ~~~ the voice

I like it. :-)

~~~ the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses ~ e e cummings ~~~

carmen143's picture

I would enjoy being called

I would enjoy being called an Alphabet person. Lol. :)

Lehcure's picture

that's a great idea

that's a great idea Inkblot... everyone can be an Alphabet Person

rainforestchild's picture

ha!

they remind me of sandwiches too! like BLT's Bacon lettuce and tomato yum

the ghost's picture

I think it's interchangable

I think it's interchangable really. I find lgbt rolls off the tongue easier...but thats just me.
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terrabean's picture

Yup, I think it has to do

with the fact that LGBT is easier to say.

TerraBean

loreonpravus's picture

I concur. Like...say

I concur.

Like...say it.
El-gee.
Gee-ell.

tenmilestilts's picture

yeah, i like "LGBTQ" for its

yeah, i like "LGBTQ" for its rolling-off-the-tongue-ness and inclusion.
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perple's picture

Well, I always thought it

Well, I always thought it might have something to do with the women's movement. I mean, with the whole putting "L" in front. I don't thnk it's a big deal, and I don't get why you are so weirded out about it. But I am weirded out by omitting the "L." I mean, it's two completely different things, G and L. Gays are male. Lesbians are female. Do you really want to omit women from the queer community?

the mouse that roared's picture

I can see that gay can

I can see that gay can describe lesbians, but I agree it's important to have the word "lesbian" in there. I mean, if we're going to be completely correct about the whole thing, we'd add in every variation... :P

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Icarus's picture

i think....

it's just an phrase and it really doesn't matter which way you say, only if people know what you mean when you say it.

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keep it kind, keep it good, keep it right
throw yourself in the midst of danger
and keep one eye open at night.
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in rainbows's picture

hahaha

hmm
i would like to be called an alphabet person :D sounds cool lol

"he who laughs last didnt get it, but he who laughs first has the dirtiest mind."

Maux's picture

the L should always be first

the L should always be first because lezzies will rule the world one day and everyone just needs to face it! though i do like the Alphabet people idea...it's like the village people!

love, the Dyke of Otherworldly Happiness!

rowie's picture

It's always been LGBT in the

It's always been LGBT in the UK. I always found it kind of strage that USA had a different one... you would think we would all say either LGBT or GLBT, but its simply the british word... maybe its catching on in the USA?

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oldfoxbob's picture

Alphabet people or person ?

All in favor say "Aye"

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that of common sense. Humor is the best pain pill.

jacjessen90's picture

aye!

"look at him! i would die for him! i would kill for him! either way, what bliss!" ~gomez addams

Alyska's picture

Aye!

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carmen143's picture

Aye!

Aye!

tenmilestilts's picture

aye! --- Two wrongs don't

aye!
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Two wrongs don't make a right but three lefts do!

When I call out Your Name Do you Hear's picture

Aye, Aye!! Cloudy with a

Aye, Aye!!

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

swimmerguy's picture

Aye, Aye!

hehe... I like alphabet person.

"The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority." Margaret Chase Smith

terrabean's picture

Why don't you just put T first...

if you're going to get that pissy about it. IT DOESN'T FUCKING MATTER... ok.. done now.

TerraBean

jeff's picture

Hmm...

Only the LGBTQQIGQSTSSA community bothers with this stuff. Outside of our PC enclaves, it is typically just called the gay community.

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Splash's picture

And LGBTQQIGQSTSSA stands

And LGBTQQIGQSTSSA stands for...? (And is pronounced...?)

:-)

~~~ the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses ~ e e cummings ~~~

jeff's picture

Well...

I put all of the various acnroyms in there that I *have* seen included in different permutations. It isn't pronounced, unless you wanted to make a sound like you're choking:

Lesbian
Gay
Bisexual
Transgender
Queer
Questioning
Intersex
Genderqueer
S - can't remember. Hmm... there was another S in my head when I wrote it, heh.
Two-Spirit
Straight Ally

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"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

Nanook's picture

From what I've ever

From what I've ever seen/used, it's always been LGBTTQQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Transsexual, Queer Questioning, and Ally).