LGBTQ Community, Experiences of Transgender People in

This entry describes the experiences of transgender people within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. This entry first describes the definition of community and the history of how transgender people were included within and excluded from the LGBQ community. The entry then discusses the importance of community, emphasizing the different types of communities transgender people seek and the types of communities available to transgender people. Next, this entry discusses both the negative and the positive aspects of the transgender community, focusing on the juxtaposition of experiences of transphobia against experiences of group cohesion.

History of the LGBTQ Community

The phrase LGBTQ community has been used historically as an umbrella term to bring together a variety of identities that refer to sexual orientation (lesbian, gay, ...

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