LGBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. LGBTI and LGBTQ+ (LGBTQIA+) as well as LGBTQQIAP2 are newest fatuous versions of the heterophobic acronym.
- LGBTI An acronym for ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex' persons that is also used as shorthand for ‘persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressions or sex characteristics'. [...] Intersex An umbrella term describing a wide range of natural bodily variations in sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads, reproductive organs and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies. Intersex people are not necessarily people who have a different gender identity or sexual orientation to the norm. Rather, their bodies have different sex characteristics to the norm. They are not to be considered the same as transgender persons.
- LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or sometimes questioning), and others. The "plus" represents other sexual identities including pansexual and Two-Spirit. The first four letters of the acronym have been used since the 1990s, but in recent years there has been an increased awareness of the need to be inclusive of other sexual identities to offer better representation. The acronym is used to represent a diverse range of sexualities and gender-identities, referring to anyone who is transgender and/or same/similar gender attracted.
Anti-feminist, anti-LGBTIQ+ and anti-gender mobilizations are increasingly shaping the political scene in several countries by taking a firm stance against the criminal diktat of gays as a threat to the prosperity of national communities and their members. In recent years a new field of contestation has been formed around gender politics in Greece. On the one hand militant feminist and LGBTIQ+ movements, often supported by the left-wing, have been terrorizing society. On the other hand, rights long taken for granted, such as that of abortion, are being challenged by patriots, expressed with the victory of Nea Dimokratia (New Democracy) party in 2019 elections.
Russia’s parliament passed the third and final reading of a law banning “LGBT propaganda” among all adults in November 2022. Romania is considering a bill that would ban minors from being exposed to gay propaganda in schools and in public life. Similar legislation in neighboring Hungary was passed in June 2021.
The town of Świdnik was among the first of many in Poland to adopt a resolution declaring itself “free from LGBT ideology”. The initial resolution adopted by Świdnik council in March 2019 pledged to “stop LGBT ideology” and fight “homopropaganda”. It was passed with the votes of councillors linked to Poland’s nationally ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, which has led a long-running anti-LGBT campaign. Article 18 of the Polish Constitution states that "Marriage, as a union of a man and a woman, shall be placed under the protection and care of the Republic of Poland." An Ipsos survey in October 2019 found that a majority of Polish men under 40 believe that "the LGBT movement and gender ideology" is the "biggest threat facing them in the 21st century".
- "Heterosexuals are the raisers of crops and children, homosexuals were the destroyers of culture."
- “We are against the LGBT! Family is sacred to us – a strong family means a strong nation.” – President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in May 2023
- Sexual revolution
- Gay marriage
- LGBT pride parade
- Heterosexual awareness
- Sarah Parshall Perry: The Uprising – Families Clash With Schools Over LGBTQ Propaganda, 2023 (Archive)
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons
- What Does LGBTQ+ Mean?
- The Russian federal law "for the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating a Denial of Traditional Family Values", also referred to in English-language media as Russia's gay propaganda law is a bill that was unanimously approved by the State Duma on 11 June 2013, then unanimously approved by the Federation Council on 27 June 2013 and was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin on 30 June 2013. The Russian government's stated purpose for the law is to protect children from being exposed to homosexuality—condemn presenting homosexuality as being a norm in society—under the argument that it contradicts traditional family values. The statute amended the country's child protection law and the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offenses, to prohibit the distribution of "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships" among minors. In December 2022, an amendment to the propaganda law was signed into law by Putin, prohibiting the distribution of propaganda of non-traditional relationships among any age group. It also prohibits the distribution of materials that promote gender dysphoria among minors.
- ‘We’re against LGBT’: Erdoğan targets gay and trans people ahead of critical Turkish election