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LGBT is the acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. The four components that make up the LGBT community are defined as follows:

Letter Meaning
L Lesbian
G Gay
B Bisexual
T Transgender

Sometimes other letters are added to the acronym, especially when used as part of an organization's name. They typically indicate "inclusiveness".

Letter Meaning
A Allies (as in friends, often Heterosexual), rarely Asexual
I Intersex
Q Queer, sometimes "Questioning"

See also