The acronym, LGTB, is a term that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual, though it is often seen as LGBT, as well. This term was created as a way to offset the vulgarity of certain names once used to describe those who were living an alternative lifestyle. Today, the term LGTB is used with pride by those same individuals who are no longer trying to hide their sexual orientation, both due to a change in the way society views that type of lifestyle and also because there is strength in numbers as is the case with this ever-growing community.
There has always been a name to describe those who were living or thought to be living anything other than a traditional heterosexual existence. Just a few decades back, there was still a lot of discrimination taking place all over, especially in areas that were still struggling to get used to the social acceptance of certain races. As time went by and the public developed a more tolerant attitude towards those that were different or preferred an alternative lifestyle, the term LGTB slowly made its way into mainstream America.
LGTB has crossed over to other parts of the world, readily embraced by others who seek to free themselves of the chains of discrimination. There are now several LGTB organizations that promote awareness to this cause and there are thousands of members that take part in their parades and other social events that serve to get the message of tolerance out to the masses. The LGTB organization even has its own trademark, the rainbow flag, which signifies everyone living together under one flag, similar to the theory behind the American flag and its stripes and starts. This flag is often the landmark that identifies businesses, organizations and other entities that fly that rainbow flag as a sign of solidarity for those is the LGTB community.