Sunday, December 18th, 2005

Tags again: GLBT vs. LGBT

I reversed an attempt to combine the tags glbt and lgbt (“gay lesbian bisexual transgender” vs. “lesbian gay bisexual transgender”). In fact, although neither has gotten much use (queer and gay have done better) this is a perfect example of seeming synonyms having a very different nuance as tags.

Here’s the top 20 lgbt books. Only 3 (in bold) also make the glbt list.

This is exactly where tags shine. Could this sort of social nuance be teased out of a Library of Congress subject heading?

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