What does LGBT mean?

Definitions for LGBT

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word LGBT.


  1. LGBT

    LGBT is an initialism that collectively refers to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. In use since the 1990s, the term LGBT is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which itself started replacing the phrase gay community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s, which many within the community in question felt did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred. The initialism has become mainstream as a self-designation and has been adopted by the majority of sexuality and gender identity-based community centers and media in the United States and some other English-speaking countries. The term LGBT is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures and is sometimes used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. To recognize this inclusion, a popular variant adds the letter Q for those who identify as queer and/or are questioning their sexual identity as LGBTQ, recorded since 1996. On the one hand, some intersex people who want to be included in LGBT groups suggest an extended initialism LGBTI. This initialism "LGBTI" is used in all parts of "The Activist's Guide" of the Yogyakarta Principles in Action. Furthermore, the initialism LGBTIH has seen use in India to encompass the hijra third gender identity and the related subculture. More recently the catch-all term "Gender and Sexual Diversity" GSD has been proposed.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LGBT in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LGBT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alex Pollock:

    Regardless of your views on LGBT people, LGBT people exist, it should be mandatory from a sensitivity perspective.

  2. Nicholas Coppola:

    They don't hear how their words are not only hurting the LGBT community, but also the LGBT community's families.

  3. Justice Calo Reign:

    LGBT members of society need not prove their legitimacy but only live significant lives that bring us all together.

  4. Mitchell Gold:

    I want to make sure he understands the harm he is causing LGBT people, this makes LGBT people second class citizens. This makes a 15-year-old LGBT kid feel broken.

  5. Kittredge Cherry:

    The queer Christ is necessary because conservatives are using Christian rhetoric to justify discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

Images & Illustrations of LGBT

Translations for LGBT

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for LGBT »


Find a translation for the LGBT definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these LGBT definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"LGBT." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 30 Mar. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/LGBT>.

Are we missing a good definition for LGBT? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for LGBT:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.