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MEMBERS, SUPPORT­ERS – In ABS-CBN’s “Bot­tomline,” Dr. Boy Abunda thanked the pretty lady ambassador from Austria for being an ardent supporter of the LGBT community, of which he’s an outstanding member.

In Boy’s company are the likes of Mark Bautista, Vice Ganda, Ice Seguerra, BB Gandanghari, Jake Zyrus, Liza Diño. LGBT supporters include Iza Calzado, Nadine Lustre, Risa Hontiveros, Cristina Gonzalez, Isko Moreno, Ricky Davao, Robin Padilla.

To show her support, Iza joined the recent Pride March in Marikina.

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MEANING OF – The Pride March carried plac­ards supporting LGBT. Now, what’s the meaning of LGBT which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans­gender.

BOY Abunda (IG)

BOY Abunda (IG)

Well, here they are:

LESBIAN – A woman whose primary roman­tic, emotional, physical, and sexual attrac­tions are to other women.

GAY – A man whose primary romantic, emotional, physical, and sexual attractions are to other men. This term can also be used to apply to lesbians, bisexuals, and on some occasions, be used as an umbrella term for all LGBT people.

BISEXUAL – A person who has significant romantic, emotional, physical, and sexual attractions to members of both sexes. The fre­quency, intensity, or quality of at­tractions is not necessarily directed equally toward both sexes.

TRANSGENDER – Used both as an umbrella term and as an identity. Broadly, it refers to those who do not identity or are uncomfortable with their assigned gender and gender roles. As an identity the term refers to anyone who transgresses traditional sex and gender categories.

At times, the letter Q is added to LGBT, Q as in Queer. But then Queer is largely pejorative.

Also negative are such words as:

Butch and Dyke – (man-like woman in attires and actions).

Fag – Someone per­ceived as odd, queer (that word again).

Fag Hag – Women who prefer the social company of gays. Said to be Fag Hags were Carmen Rosales and Rita Gomez.