In use since the s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB , which began to replace the term gay in reference to the broader LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late s. It may refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non- cisgender , instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Longer acronyms, with some being over twice as long as LGBT , have prompted criticism for their length,    and the implication that the acronym refers to a single community is also controversial. The first widely used term, homosexual , now carries negative connotations in the United States. As lesbians forged more public identities, the phrase "gay and lesbian" became more common. Lesbian feminists eschewed gender role play that had been pervasive in bars as well as the perceived chauvinism of gay men ; many lesbian feminists refused to work with gay men, or take up their causes.
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Quiz: How Gay Am I?
I ask this because, whilst everybody who's watched Death Note has figured out Yagami spelt backwards is 'I am gay', that's either coincidence or a hint. I just needed to know for definite because when I was watching Episode 25, when L started giving Light a foot massage and there was really dramatic, almost romantic music and lighting going on. Light then started drying L's hair
Updated on June 7, When I came out as gay more than 10 years ago, there were only four letters commonly used to group various sexual and gender minorities: L, G, B and T. Times and attitudes have changed, and the language used to discuss sexual orientation and gender identity has also changed. As a result, the established L.