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LGBTQ Umbrella

The LGBTQ umbrella is an inclusive term for members of sexual- and gender-minority groups. LGBTQ is an acronym representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual (or transgender), and queer people, and though this is the most commonly used ordering of the letters, no specific order is necessary. The unifying metaphor of the umbrella has been used to represent a larger community and to combine the efforts of many nonheterosexually and non-cisgender–identifying members in addressing problems affecting the community such as a lack of legal recognition, discrimination, and violence. To this effect, the LGBTQ umbrella has been important in assisting its identifying members to fight for equality. However, in more recent years, the LGBTQ umbrella has come under scrutiny by a more diverse community. The umbrella has been ...

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