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LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. The term has been in use since the early 1990s as a way of addressing the political, cultural, and personal issues of concern to the LGBT community as well as the queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual communities.

The long crusade: How the Mormon Church continues to war against gay marriage
Newly leaked documents reveal that church leaders were heavily involved in campaigning against same-sex marriage—and still are today.
Why fans are worried about the live-action ‘Mulan’ movie
They've been wary from the beginning.
Teen boy claims changing in locker room with transgender boy is ‘sexual harassment,’ sues school district
LGBTQ activists are concerned this could set a dangerous precedent.
Jersey City is the latest LGBTQ center to be hit with vandalism
This makes the fourth such crime in a month.
Kentucky legalizes LGBTQ discrimination in public schools
Now, religious or political clubs can bar LGBTQ students from their organizations.
YouTube’s Restricted Mode appears to target LGBT videos
Many LGBT videos aren't showing up in searches.
Katy Perry opens up about her sexuality in LGBTQ award acceptance speech
'Most of my unconscious adolescence, I prayed the gay away at my Jesus camps.'
Lesbian couple allegedly attacked in car by straight couple in Santa Fe
Police are investigating the assault as aggravated battery.
Grindr introduces Gaymoji—and it’s blowing up
However, some LGBTQ activists fear the emoji library leaves out marginalized groups.
Trans model joins employees in condemning Thinx’s insensitive working conditions
The period panty brand isn't so feminist or inclusive after all, according to reports.
Hate crimes rose over 20 percent during 2016—thanks in part to Trump
Attacks against Muslim and LGBTQ people have increased the most.
The LGBTQ Equality Act is headed back to Congress—but it faces a tough crowd
Democrats want to hold Republicans accountable for upholding discriminatory policies.
What even liberals get wrong about trans people
It's time we look at science.
This transgender comic book author is finally ready to publish as a woman
"The longing" was more than just a comic book theme.
Ex-North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he can’t find work because people think he’s a bigot
'I'm a libertarian on many of these issues,' McCrory said, after insisting gender is assigned at birth.
Concerned citizens rally for LGBTQ safety and rights in D.C.
The LGBT community center in D.C. was vandalized mere hours after the protest.
New York judge gives ‘tri-custody’ to polyamorous parents
This is a huge win for parents in nonconventional relationships.
LGBTQ centers are getting vandalized and no one’s talking about it
Drive-bys, windows shattered, and a graffitied slurs.