LGBTÂ (orÂ GLBT) is anÂ initialismÂ that stands forÂ lesbian,Â gay,Â bisexual, andÂ transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialismÂ LGB, which was used to replace the termÂ gayÂ in reference to the LGBTÂ communityÂ beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s.Â Activists believed that the termÂ gay communityÂ did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred.
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Brighton and Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard was founded in 1975 and has been providing services to the LGBTQ+ community in Brighton and beyond ever since. Originally operating as a helpline Switchboard has expanded over the years to include a face-to-face counseling service and to provide diversity, awareness and LGBTQ+ affirmative practice training to local organisations..