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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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Willie Nelson

"Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly Fond of Each Other" (1981) is, "the famous gay cowboy song" by Latin country musician Ned Sublette, whose music features a, "lilting West Texas waltz (3/4 time at about 60–90 beats per minute) feel". The lyrics satirize the stereotypes associated with cowboys and gay men, such as in the lyrics relating western wear to the leather subculture with the line, "What did you think all them saddles and boots was about?"

Country musician Willie Nelson's cover (iTunes single February 14, 2006) is the first LGBT-themed mainstream country song by a major artist.

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Beth Mellington-Pritchard, a lesbian audience member of Question Time in response to the far-right BNP leader Nick Griffin speaking out against homosexuality

Current events

  • February 12: UK Parliamentary report: homophobia in sport worse than racism
  • January 27: Protesters dance for gay rights, health care at Philadelphia 'Queer Rager'
  • January 18: Obama commutes whistleblower's sentence: Chelsea Manning to walk free in 120 days
  • December 28: British singer George Michael, 53, dies
  • November 27: Judge jails 'monstrous' London serial killer Stephen Port

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Elagabalus
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Bust of Elagabalus, Roman Emperor of the Severan dynasty who reigned from 218 to 222. Elagabalus' sexual orientation and gender identity are the source of much controversy and debate. He married and divorced five women but also married two men. He is characterized by modern writers as transgender, most likely transsexual.


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Joan Baez

Joan Chandos Baez (born 9 January 1941 in Staten Island, New York) is a Mexican-American folk singer and songwriter known for her highly individual vocal style. Many of her songs are topical and deal with social issues.

She is best known for her hit "Diamonds & Rust" and her covers of Phil Ochs' "There But For Fortune" and The Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (a top-five single on the U.S. charts in 1971) …

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