June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month and many cities will be celebrating with events and parades.

LGBT is acceptable on first reference but should be spelled out in the body of the story as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

Proper use:

  • The annual festival recognizes LGBT voices with a series of panels, events and art installations.
  • The origins of the LGBT civil rights movement is credited to the Stonewall Riots, when fights broke out between police and customers June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York City.

Improper use:

  • The LGBTQUI advocacy group meets monthly to discuss ongoing community projects and events.
  • The company issued a statement about its hiring practices after receiving pressure from the local homosexual community.
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