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Welcome to the LGBT portal!

Same-sex couple holding hands
Same-sex couple holding hands

LGBT and variations are initialisms used to refer collectively to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. Variations that are sometimes used include—but are not limited to—adding "Q" for queer or questioning, "I" for intersex, or "A" for asexual or aromantic. While LGBT is often used as a short way to refer to the various LGBT demographic groups, LGBT individuals themselves usually identify by other labels (such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer), or by no label at all.

Around the world, government policies regarding the LGBT community range from the death penalty for sexual acts to civil marriages or partnerships for same-sex couples. Living conditions around the world also range from near-unanimous acceptance of public displays of affection to total discrimination in all areas such as housing or employment.

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Illustration that accompanied the first publication of lesbian vampire novella Carmilla in The Dark Blue magazine (1872)

Homosexuality has been explored in speculative fiction (SF) in various ways, including the incorporation of homosexual themes, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) characters, and exploration of various sexual experiences that vary from the conventional. Speculative fiction as a collective term includes science fiction, fantasy, horror fiction, and related genres.

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Ashraf Zanati, arrested in Egypt after attending a same-sex wedding

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Ellen DeGeneres
Credit: Angela George
Ellen DeGeneres (right), with her wife Portia de Rossi (left), at a ceremony for DeGeneres to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ellen DeGeneres (born 26 January 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, television host, actress, and former television music competition judge. After DeGeneres came out publicly as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1997, her character Ellen Morgan on Ellen also came out to a therapist played by Winfrey. The series went on to explore various LGBT issues including the coming out process. Portia de Rossi (born 31 January 1973) is an Australian-American actress, model and philanthropist, best known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the television series Ally McBeal and Lindsay Fünke on the sitcom Arrested Development.

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Memorial plaque for Turing at Sackville Park

Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS /ˈtjʊərɪŋ/ (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, logician and cryptographer.

Turing is often considered to be the father of modern computer science. He provided an influential formalisation of the concept of the algorithm and computation with the Turing machine.

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