Active since the 90s, the term LGBT is the adaptation of the LGB initialism. Also, it acted as an alternative for the term ‘gay’ in the LGBT community reference. It was believed that ‘gay community’ did not succeed in clearly representing all those who it referred to.
Common variants like LGBTQ and the intialism have been taken in as the umbrella mainstream terms. For labelling topics related to gender and sexual identity, this action came into picture. Furthermore, this initialism emphasised a diverse range of sexuality and gender variant cultures. It may even refer to anyone and everyone who is not exclusively only lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Like, people who are non-heterosexual or non-binary. A famous variant ‘Q’, which stands for queer or ‘questioning’ entered this initialism. The term LGBTQ became official since 1996.
The gender spectrum has no limits. With each passing day, new LGBTQ terms are coming to light and adding up to the old list. We are of course well aware of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer. However, terms like asexual, pansexual, intersexual are also something we have heard of at the minimum, if not understand their true meaning.
So go ahead, take this quiz and know how good you are with the LGBTQ terminology. Terms that are ever existent and new ones.
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