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LGBT was one of the Social sciences and society good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
DateProcessResult
October 24, 2008Good article nomineeListed
August 26, 2009Good article reassessmentKept
February 9, 2014Good article reassessmentKept
January 25, 2019Good article reassessmentDelisted
Current status: Delisted good article


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Semi-protected edit request on 21 February 2019Edit

change ally in other variations acronym LGBTTQQIAAP to aromantic HeckithYouith (talk) 17:54, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

  Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Roadguy2 (talk) 20:08, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Adding The letter Q+ to this article's titleEdit

I am proposing the editing of the title of this article to be more inclusive to the evolution of the LGBT(+) community. Many websites and persons use a variety of additions to LGBT. Below is a quote from the current article:

"The initialism LGBT is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures. It may be used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender, instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. To recognize this inclusion, a popular variant adds the letter Q for those who identify as queer or are questioning their sexual identity; "LGBTQ" has been recorded since 1996. Those who add intersex people to LGBT groups or organizing use an extended initialism LGBTI. The two acronyms are sometimes combined to form the terms LGBTIQ or LGBT+ to encompass spectrums of sexuality and gender.[better source needed] "

Sources: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-isaacs/why-were-adding-the-q_b_8535208.html https://www.equalityfederation.org https://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/LGBTQ

I think it would be a good idea to at least edit the title from LGBT to either LGBT+ or LGBTQ+. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DNocterum (talkcontribs) 11:03, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

@DNocterum: Thanks for your suggestion. This has recently been discussed at great length, and rejected for the time being. It may well be adopted in time, but it’s too soon at this point. Mathglot (talk) 11:10, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Usage of "LGBTIQ" acronym dubiousEdit

The article cited doesn't mention "LGBTIQ" and I've never heard or seen it written that way before. There is some debate over whether intersex people are inherently LGBT, and queer is still seen as a slur by some in the community, but when the two are used together the letter 'Q' comes before 'I' - sometimes two 'Q's are used, but more often than not the extended acronym is simply "LGBTQIA+".

https://now.org/blog/now-updates-acronym-lgbtqia/

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/11/06/how-has-the-lgbt-acronym-evolved/

Gangweedersriseup (talk) 08:41, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

A stands for Asexual/Aromantic, not for AllyEdit

Can we please drop the Ally part in the QUILTBAG description? Yes, of course it is important to recognize that there are Allies out there, but let's face it: Allies don't face discrimination, and they are not actually part of the LGBTQ+ community. They are important, of course, but they are not technically LGBTQ+. Having the A for Asexual/Aromantic (the latter not being mentioned at all :/ ) shared with Allies is kinda an afront to ace/aro erasure which happens all around the places, as they are quite commonly overlooked and not being seen as part of the community. And the linked sources for having the A stand for ace + ally aren't really proper publications, frankly spoken. That point of looking at it isn't shared within the community.

Rhonda D'Vine (talk) 09:32, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

I agree with you, but on Wikipedia, we document viewpoints weighed in proportion to their representation in reliable sources. Both versions of LGBTQIA with "Ally" and "Asexual" are used in reliable sources, so our article should ideally state that both are used. Qzekrom 💬 theythem 19:44, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Counter-acronymEdit

A contrived equivalence LGBTQ="Liberty, Guns, Bible, Trump, and BBQ" seems to be gaining some traction among U.S. right-wingers in 2019.[1],[2]
By the way, long ago in the 1990s the BDSM community dealt with the problem of the acronym "BDSM" perhaps not covering all possible relevant variations by coining the humorous pseudo-acronym "BDSMNOP", where MNOP is from the alphabet song... AnonMoos (talk) 14:09, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 May 2019Edit

change "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual" to "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, axis, pansexual" Npc-cheeks (talk) 22:54, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

That's not in the cited source, and I've not heard the word "axis" used in this context before. Could you point to some reliable sources using "axis"? – Þjarkur (talk) 23:18, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
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