Several cities around the world saw multitides rushing to the streets to mark the annual LGBT-rights Pride parade. Apple anticipated the event and came up with a really cool giveaway for their employees – rainbow coloured apple watch bands, the colours of the LGBT pride flag. Apple hasn’t announced any news on whether it will sell the bands to the public. Other companies like Facebook, Google, Lyft, Salesforce and Disney participated in the San Francisco LGBT Pride parade.
LGBT or GLBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s. Activists believed that the term gay community did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred.
The initialism has become mainstream as a self-designation; it has been adopted by the majority of sexuality and gender identity-based community centers and media in the United States, as well as some other English-speaking countries. The term is used also in some other countries, particularly those which languages use the initialism, such as Argentina, France and Turkey.