LGBT is an acronym that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the acronym LGB, which began to replace the term gay in reference to the broader LGBT community from an example in the 1980s.
The acronym has become popular as a self-designation, and this, as well as some common variants, tends to function as an all-encompassing term for minorities of sexual orientation and gender identity, being adopted by most related centers on these minorities and in media. communication in the United States as well as some other Anglophone countries.
The term is also used in some countries, particularly those languages that use acronyms, such as Argentina, Brazil, France and Turkey. The acronym LGBT can refer to any person who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender, or outside of gender norms by their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sexual characteristics.