The acronym LGBTQ+ collectively refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people—a broad coalition of groups that are diverse with respect to gender and sexual orientation.1 In a research context, LGBTQ+ people are also often referred to as sexual and gender minority, or SGM, people.2
- Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011. 1, Introduction. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64810/
- National Institutes of Health Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Sexual & Gender Minority. https://www.edi.nih.gov/people/sep/lgbti/about. Accessed March 6, 2021.