Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)
The acronym LGBT is an umbrella term encompassing people who identify their sexual orientation as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or who identify their gender identity as transgender. While these may appear to be discrete categories, sexual orientation and gender identity exist along a continuum that has the potential to change over time.
Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who Are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD: A Resource for Medical Educators. 2014 Association of American Medical Colleges. https://www.aamc.org/download/414172/data/lgbt.pdf
Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM)
“Sexual and gender minority” is an umbrella phrase that encompasses lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations as well as those whose sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, or reproductive development varies from traditional, societal, cultural, or physiological norms.
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