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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. 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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Portrait of Tchaikovsky
The Symphony No. 6 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky has frequently been considered an expression of the composer's conflicted feelings about his sexual orientation. Dedicated to his nephew Vladimir Davydov who was also his confidant and lover, the Sixth Symphony has been used in the posthumously published E. M. Forster novel Maurice (as well as its film adaptation) to symbolize same-sex romantic attraction.
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Barry Goldwater (1909–1998)

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Demonstration against "don't ask, don't tell", Times Square
Credit: Peter Gene
2006 demonstration against the United States military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, in front of the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in New York City's Times Square.


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Harvey Milk

Harvey Bernard Milk (22 May 1930 – 27 November 1978) was an American politician and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Politics and gay activism were not Milk's early interests; he did not feel the need to be open about his homosexuality or participate in civic matters until around age 40, after his experiences in the counterculture of the 1960s.

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