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because acronyms are basically impossible in Arabic I was curious what the accepted equivalent of LGBT was. I grew up a clueless straight boy so I didn't know offhand.

turns out it's مجتمع الميم mujtamaa al-meem, literally "meme community" or "meme society"

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the Arabic names for the different components of LGBT all start with the letter م meem, the M sound.

lesbian = مثليات mithlayat
gay = مثليون mithlyeen
bisexual = مزدوجي الميول muzdawjay al-muyul
transgender = متحولون/ متحولات الجنس mutahawaleen / mutahawilat al-jins

so the acronym would actually just be مممم MMMM lol. instead, it's the meme society, which is, I think, extremely very good.

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gay = مثليون mithlyoon*

typo in transliteration

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@nasser does that hold up for the current full acronym? LGBTQIA2S+

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@nasser (if it does…[X-Files theme begins to play])

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@courtney i don't think it does 😭

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@nasser this is so entirely delightful, I love it

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@nasser that is so cool

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@nasser@friend.camp this is beautiful

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@nasser Another in particular curious fact is the Esperanto name for the LGBT acronym, which is GLAT:

G = Gejoj (gays)
L = Lesbianoj (lesbians)
A = Ambaŭseksemuloj (bisexuals)
T = Transgenruloj (transgender)

"GLATa" means LGBT-ish and can be confused with "glata", which means slick/smooth.

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