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lgbt+ as an ethnic group?

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Could the term ethnic group be used for the LGBT+ community?

I was in class learning about other cultures and such and we came upon the term ethnic group, and i thought 'maybe you could call being LGBT+ being part of an ethnic group.' 

I think that this could be a term used but i honestly have no idea or any sort of real education in this topic just a quick question/ discussion starter.

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Jani

I wouldn't think so.  I found this definition that ethnicity is the "fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition."   This would rule out LGBT+, as you have written it can be a "community".

 

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Suzanne1

Old thread, but it caught my attention.

 

I'm inclined to think that based on definitions (Oxford/Lexico.com), the terms culture & ethnic(-ity) are no less applicable to  glbt+ persons than is the term "community." 

 

I once did an academic presentation once upon a time which argued that GLB-population could be viewed as an ethnic group in & of itself.  [For a # of reasons T's weren't included in my argument.]  I think it was a pretty good presentation; seemed relatively well-received anyway.  I only mention this because this thread prompted the recollection of long & almost forgotten memories.

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