Currently, the tag isn't really as inclusive as it could be - particularly when other sites like IPS SE use the more inclusive lgbt+ tag

I know this is hardly the biggest change in the world, but given the CoC changes and surrounding discussion I would like to put inclusivity forward and request changing "lgbt" to "lgbt+" or "lgbtq+".

There are many many sexual and gender minorities, trying to open them all up could double the length of the acronum, but by simply adding in the + it really does cover all bases.

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    If lgbt+ is used elsewhere, then I too would support the renaming of the tag here. I suspect the downvote is just because inclusiveness is a very touchy subject on Stack Exchange right now.
    – F1Krazy
    Commented Oct 17, 2019 at 13:27

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I think we should rename the tag:

  1. It makes the tag more accurate,
  2. It brings us more in line with the tagging used on other sites
  3. There's no reason not to make the change.
  4. People will still find it if they start typing lgbt by @JJJ

@JJJ also points out that we should make a synonym of to keep it from being recreated

Probably is the best option, because it's the most complete and only one letter longer. If anyone has objections to the "q", feel free to comment

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    4. People will still find it if they start typing lgbt. The only downside is that [lgbt] may be created again, but it should be possible to make that a duplicate of the newer tag.
    – JJJ Mod
    Commented Oct 17, 2019 at 18:07
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    My only concern with adding more letters would be that it invites a larger debate about how many letters we need (some would say twelve). lgbt+ is a good middle ground, in that we're expressing that some people would add more letters, and some would stop at 4. We're still getting the meaning across without being exclusive
    – Machavity
    Commented Oct 18, 2019 at 13:01
  • @Machavity someone should (have) come up with a non-initialism hypernym.
    – JJJ Mod
    Commented Oct 18, 2019 at 13:06
  • @JJJ I've seen a few users on SE use the term "Lavender" as a hypernym, but I wouldn't say it's very well-known. I don't think I've heard it used anywhere else.
    – F1Krazy
    Commented Oct 18, 2019 at 13:29
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    @Machavity It looks like IPS uses lgbt+ . If other sites use the shorter term, then it makes sense to follow them
    – divibisan
    Commented Oct 18, 2019 at 14:09
  • I'm hardly an expert on this, but Q could be troublesome if it stands for "queer" as the latter term is controversial in some LGBT circles. Commented Oct 23, 2019 at 15:29


is now the master tag. and were made synonyms and will be automatically remapped to . Let me know if there are other commonly used variants we could use as synonyms.

Also, I copied the tag wiki from Interpersonal Skills.


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