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The Castro, a historic gay village in San Francisco

LGBT (also GLBT) and variations are initialisms used to refer collectively to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and queer-identified people. 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 LGBT people range from the death penalty for sexual acts to civil marriages or partnerships for same-gender 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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Maryland Boy Scouts visit Aberdeen Proving Ground, October 2011

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the largest youth organization in the United States, has policies which prohibit atheists, agnostics, and "known or avowed" homosexuals from membership in its Scouting program; both youths and adults have had their memberships revoked as a result. The BSA contends that these policies are essential in its mission to instill in young people the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

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Wanda Sykes
Credit: Greg Hernandez
Wanda Sykes (born March 7, 1964) being interviewed at the 21st GLAAD Media Awards in 2010. Sykes is an openly lesbian American writer, comedian, actress, and voice artist. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of the 25 funniest people in America.


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Cavafy in 1900

Constantine P. Cavafy (April 29, 1863 – April 29, 1933) was a renowned Greek poet who lived in Alexandria, Egypt and worked as a journalist and civil servant. Cavafy was instrumental in the revival and recognition of Greek poetry both at home and abroad. He published 154 poems, many of which had overtly homosexual themes; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday.

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Joseph C. Leyendecker

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