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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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Location of Republic of Ireland

Since January 2011, same-sex relationships are recognized in the Republic of Ireland. Civil partnerships, granted under the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010, give same-sex couples rights and responsibilities comparable to civil marriage. The first publicly celebrated Irish civil partnership under the Act took place in Dublin on April 5, 2011.

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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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Quentin Crisp in 1982

Quentin Crisp (25 December 1908 – 21 November 1999), born Denis Charles Pratt, was an English writer and raconteur. He became a gay icon in the 1970s after publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant, brought to the attention of the general public his defiant exhibitionism and longstanding refusal to remain in the closet.

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