Meaning of LGBT

What is LGBT:

LGBT are the acronyms that identify the words lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, which is also a movement that was formed by the fight for equal rights for these minority sexual communities.

In the 1950s, there were no words for non-heterosexual people, so the term "third sex" was used.

Later, the word homosexual began to be used to refer to people who like others of the same sex and, years later, the word appeared gay of Anglo-Saxon origin, whose use became popular.

This situation already represented a problem, even because these new terms in the vocabulary were used in a derogatory and non-integrative way, since conservative family customs were consolidated.

On June 28, 1969, in a bar in New York (United States) called Stonewall, there was an event that marked history and promoted the movements of sexual diversity.

From that moment on, a series of protests began that lasted for days. All the people who were in Stonewall they opposed the police forces, which had the order to carry out a raid, in order to demand equal rights and respect.

By then, non-heterosexual people were harshly criticized, their actions were considered illegal, they were excluded in various social groups and, in addition, they suffered abuse by the police.

For this reason, every June 28 the International LGBT Pride Day is commemorated internationally and the use of the acronym became popular from then on to identify this community.

However, with the passing of the years and with the new typifications about the sexual tendencies of individuals, the acronym LGBT has been modified by LGBTTTI, as it is more inclusive.

Its acronyms include, name and represent both lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, as well as transvestite, transsexual and intersex.

There are different natures within the minorities that make up the LGBT or LGBTTTI movement. These differences lie in the definition of sexual orientation or sexual identity with gender identity. Here are the basic differences:

LGBT or LGBTTTIDefinitionGender identity Sexual orientationLesbianIts name comes from the warrior Amazons who lived on the island of Lesbos mentioned in Greek mythology.FemaleSame-sex attractionGayThe term began to be used in England during the 16th century as a synonym for cheerful or happy. Today this Anglicanism is used to refer to homosexual people, especially men.MaleSame-sex attractionBisexualPeople who are attracted to people of the opposite sex and also to those who share the same sex.Male or femaleAttraction for both sexes.TransvestiteThey are people who assume the wardrobe and sexuality of the opposite gender.Male or femaleHeterosexual, homosexual or bisexual.TransgenderThey are people who do not identify with their biological sex and sexual identity, yet they do not change physically.Male or femaleHeterosexual, homosexual or bisexual.TranssexualThey are people whose gender identity is at odds with their biological sex and sexual identity. For this reason, they undergo hormonal and surgical procedures to homogenize this aspect.Male or femaleHeterosexual, homosexual or bisexual.IntersexPeople who have genitalia of both sexes, for example, having an internal reproductive organ of a woman and external sexual organ of a man.Male or femaleHeterosexual, homosexual or bisexual.

See also Gender identity.

LGBT movement

The LGBT movement is the social and political activities and initiatives that fight for tolerance and against discrimination and homophobic violence.

This movement seeks to recognize and equalize the rights of the people who represent said movement.

It should be noted that although the acronym LGBT or LGBTTI does not cover all small communities of diverse sexualities, they are still represented and accept their members.

Thanks to these movements and to tolerance and recognition, there are already several countries that have modified their legal frameworks in order to include, preserve and respect the rights and duties that all human beings have.

See also the meaning of Sexual Diversity.

March gay

The March gay It is one of the most important, representative and notorious public events of the International LGBT Pride Day, which invites tolerance and equality.

These marches are characterized by being very colorful thanks to the costumes and make-up that all their participants use that day. It is a day in which its participants expose their orientations and identities with pride.

During these marches the symbols of pride are exhibited gay most recognized, the flag with the colors of the rainbow and the pink triangles. Both symbols seek to represent the social and political demands with which these minorities identify.

For example, the Federal District of Mexico City, capital of Mexico (CDMX), has been declared as a friendly city for the LGBT or LGBTTTI community.

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