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Entry from June 07, 2019
“I keep asking what LGBTQ stands for, but I never get a straight answer”

Many people are confused by initials such as “LGBT” and “LGBTQ.” A joke was posted on Reddit—Jokes on January 28, 2019:

“Every time I ask someone what the acronym LGBTQ stands for… I can never get a straight answer.”

The pun is on the dual meanings of the word “straight.” “Hmmm....Every time I ask someone what the acronym LGBT stands for… I can never get a straight answer” was posted on Twitter by Moe Othman later on January 28, 2019.


Wikipedia: LGBT
LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s. Activists believed that the term gay community did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred.
(...)
The initialism LGBT is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures. It may be used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender, instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. To recognize this inclusion, a popular variant adds the letter Q for those who identify as queer or are questioning their sexual identity; LGBTQ has been recorded since 1996.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/TripintheHead01 January 28, 2019
Every time I ask someone what the acronym LGBTQ stands for…
I can never get a straight answer.

Twitter
Brata George
@BrataGeorge
Every time I ask someone what the acronym LGBTQ stands for… I can never get a straight answer. #smile #reddit #jokes
11:28 AM - 28 Jan 2019

Twitter
Moe Othman
@MrMoeOthman
Hmmm....Every time I ask someone what the acronym LGBT stands for…
I can never get a straight answer.
6:06 PM - 28 Jan 2019

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/DBones90 February 3, 2019
I keep asking what LGBT stands for
But I never get a straight answer.

Twitter
QT@Anon 🌟 🌟 🌟
@QTAnon1
Every time I ask someone what the acronym LGBTQ stands for…
I can never get a straight answer.
3:55 AM - 7 Mar 2019

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/porichoygupto April 14, 2019
I remember asking my dad repeatedly what the acronym LGBTQ meant.
I never got a straight answer.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/escami23 May 7, 2019
I keep asking what LGBTQ stands for
And I’m not getting any straight answers.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Friday, June 07, 2019 • Permalink