LGBTQ is an umbrella term for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.

The L, G, and B refer to sexual orientation, who a person feels romantically and/or sexually attracted to.

The T refers to gender identity and expression.

Q refers to queer in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or relationships and sexual practice, but it also represents a critical view of existing norms.

The first time that the acronym, LGBT (hbt), was used in print in Sweden was in 2000 in RFSL’s member magazine, KomUt – the purpose was to broaden terms such as gay and homosexual.