Leading a rather sheltered adolescence, I was first introduced to the term
"GLBT" at the University of Minnesota. I quickly learned it stood for "Gay
Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender", but I always thought it sounds like a
kind of sandwich (I'll have a GLBT on rye, please). Now that I've gotten
more involved in politics, I've found there's another
sometimes used, LGBT, which stands for "Lesbian Gay Bisexual and
Transgender" and sounds less like something you might order at a deli.
Which is more common? Let's turn to Google.
Why the difference? Is it regional, or were lesbians just pissed that they
were second? Maybe they should use a regexp-style matching: [GLBT] (yes, I
know that's not right).
Apparently, I'm not the only one wondering. Check out this spoof article
about the dispute: Gay
Rights Organization Torn Over GLBT/LGBT Debate