Editor’s Note on LGBT

Editor’s Note on LGBT: Language is fluid and vernacular more so. Our culture’s discussion of homosexuality (itself a late 19th century term coined by German psychologist Karoly Benkert), has used “LGBT,” standing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, as an initialism or alphabetism for that discussion’s several topics. Variants include GLBT, LGBTQ (Q for questioning), and others. The terminology remains controversial and continues to change with the times. Usage of these variants in ISSUES articles does not necessarily imply endorsement.

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