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"LGBT" is used as a consistent, all-inclusive term. Some individuals and groups add other letters to explicitly include other groups ("Q" for "queer" and "questioning", "I" for "intersex", "A" for "asexual", etc.), but this quickly becomes unwieldy. "Gay" is often understood to refer to homosexual men, but it is sometimes used as an umbrella term, such as in "gay pride parades" or "gay culture", to include all parts of the LGBT community.

Some other languages use terminology borrowed from English with slightly different interpretation. Many cultures have domestic concepts for sexual minorities.

Many major Western cities have vibrant, world-famous gay districts that are major tourist attractions, and often worth visiting even if you are not gay.

See

  • 1 Stonewall National Monument and Stonewall InnNew York CityUSA. The Stonewall Inn was the site of the Stonewall riots in 1969, a landmark moment in LGBT history. 
  • 2 Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism (Denkmal für die im Nationalsozialismus verfolgten Homosexuellen), BerlinGermany. A cuboid made of concrete. On the front side of the cuboid is a window, through which visitors can see a short film of two kissing men. The video will be changed every two years and will also show kissing lesbians. 
  •   3 The Turing MosaicMilton KeynesEngland. A mosaic celebrating World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, and the only memorial thus far to acknowledge his life as a gay man. During Turing's life, homosexuality was illegal in Britain, and he was convicted and sentenced to chemical castration. In 2013 the government issued a posthumous pardon and apology, almost 60 years after his death by suicide. 

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