If you tell me just go with "queer" I'll know you're messing with me.
May 31, 2010 6:36 AM Subscribe
Is "LGBT" the official designation for any particular organization or group, or is it simply an accepted social convention, like saying "white people" or "ball players?"
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Seriously not trying to troll or be ugly in any way. I just want to get it right when using the acronym in conversation and casual writing. I've also seen "GLBT," and a few other arrangements, so I was curious. AFAIK there is no "governing body" for the the gay/bisexual/transgender/etc community, but I'd like to know what learned people (of any orientation or lifestyle) think is polite and acceptable.