Many variants exist including variations that change the order of the letters lgbt or glbt are the most common terms. Although identical in meaning, lgbt may have a more feminist connotation than glbt as it places the l (for lesbian) first. Lgbt may also include additional qs for queer or questioning (sometimes abbreviated with a question mark and sometimes used to mean anybody not literally l, g, b or t) producing the variants lgbtq and lgbtqq. The international lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex association (ilgbtia, and in europe ilga) is an international organization bringing together more than 1,300 lgbti groups from around the world. It continues to be active in campaigning for lgbti human rights on the international human rights and civil rights scene, and regularly petitions the united nations and governments. They are represented in 140 countries across the world, and are accredited by the united nations for ngo ecosoc consultative status. Cambridge core - sociology of gender - lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer psychology - by sonja j. Lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex (lgbti), and bodily, gender and sexually diverse people beyond blue celebrates the strength, resilience and diversity of lgbti communities. international lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex association (ilga), formerly (19782008) international lesbian and gay association, worldwide federation of individuals and nonprofit organizations seeking to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and intersexual persons and to raise awareness of both legal and illegal discrimination on the basis of. lgbt is shorthand for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The t in lgbt stands for transgender or gender non-conforming, an umbrella term for people whose gender identity or gender expression does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth. A woman whose enduring physical, romantic, andor emotional attraction is to other women. The adjective used to describe people whose enduring physical, romantic, andor emotional attractions are to people of the same sex. Lgbt foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (lgbt) communities. For lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people in europe and central asia. We rank 49 countries in europe on their legal situation for lgbti people. This is ilga-europes plan to support our movement through this crisis.