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The Castro, a historic gay village in San Francisco

LGBT and variations are initialisms used to refer collectively to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. Variations that are sometimes used include—but are not limited to—adding "Q" for queer or questioning, "I" for intersex, or "A" for asexual or aromantic. While LGBT is often used as a short way to refer to the various LGBT demographic groups, LGBT individuals themselves usually identify by other labels (such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer), or by no label at all.

Around the world, government policies regarding the LGBT community range from the death penalty for sexual acts to civil marriages or partnerships for same-sex couples. Living conditions around the world also range from near-unanimous acceptance of public displays of affection to total discrimination in all areas such as housing or employment.

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Ellen DeGeneres

"The Puppy Episode" is a two-part episode of the situation comedy television series Ellen. The episode details lead character Ellen Morgan's realization that she is a lesbian and her coming out. It was the 22nd and 23rd episode of the series' 4th season. The episode was written by series star Ellen DeGeneres with Mark Driscoll, Tracy Newman, Dava Savel and Jonathan Stark and directed by Gil Junger. It originally aired on ABC on April 30, 1997.

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July 12: Malta allows same-sex couples to marry in 'historic vote' for Catholic country

  • October 13: Greek parliament votes to legalise sex-change without operation
  • August 31: Chile president Michelle Bachelet signs bill to legalise same-sex marriage
  • July 3: German Bundestag votes for same-sex marriage
  • June 28: Police stop LGBT march in Istanbul for third consecutive year
  • June 16: Leo Varadkar becomes first openly gay elected Taoiseach of Ireland, succeeds Enda Kenny

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Lesbian and gay students kissing in front of anti-LGBT protesters (10 May 2000)
Credit: Paul M. Walsh
Lesbian and gay students kissing in front of anti-homosexuality protesters at Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio, USA) in May 2000. Several hundred Oberlin College students turned out to rally against the protesters. The protesters—from Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas—also protested the General Conference of the United Methodist Church while in Ohio.


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Herman Bang

Herman Bang (April 20, 1857 – January 29, 1912) was a Danish writer and a major proponent of Modern Breakthrough, the strong movement of naturalism which replaced romanticism in Scandinavia near the end of the 19th century. In 1880 he published his novel Haabløse Slægter (Families Without Hope). The main character was a young man who had a relationship with an older woman. The book was considered obscene at the time and was banned. During a lecture tour of the United States he was taken ill on the train and died in Ogden, Utah.

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