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LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s. Activists believed that the term gay community did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred.

The initialism has become mainstream as a self-designation; it has been adopted by the majority of sexuality and gender identity-based community centers and media in the United States, as well as some other English-speaking countries. The initialism LGBT is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures. It may be 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 or are questioning their sexual identity; LGBTQ has been recorded since 1996. Those who add intersex people to LGBT groups or organizing use an extended initialism LGBTI. Some people combine the two acronyms and use the term LGBTIQ. Others use LGBT+ to encompass spectrums of sexuality and gender.

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A blue discharge (also known as a "blue ticket") was a form of administrative military discharge formerly issued by the United States beginning in 1916. It was neither honorable nor dishonorable. The blue ticket became the discharge of choice for commanders seeking to remove homosexual servicemembers from the ranks and they were also issued disproportionately to African Americans.

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

  • July 11: London Pride organisers apologise after protestors interrupt parade
  • July 7: France: Rainbow pedestrian crossings 'will be permanent!', Paris mayor says
  • July 4: In Pictures: Helsinki Pride 2018 ends after record number of attendees
  • July 3: Dublin Pride 2018 attracts tens of thousands of people
  • May 21: Belgian LGBT refuge shelter announced during annual Brussels Pride

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Demonstration against "don't ask, don't tell", Times Square
Credit: Peter Gene
2006 demonstration against the United States military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, in front of the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in New York City's Times Square.


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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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