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LSG logo, incorporating the Esperanto Green Star symbol
Esperanto is an international language created by Dr L L Zamenhof, who published the first book about it in 1887. It is thought that about two million people worldwide can speak the language.

LGBT aspects

There is an international gay esperantist organisation called Ligo de Samseksamaj Geesperantistoj (LSG) – League of Homosexual Esperantists (of both sexes). It was founded in 1977 by Peter Danning.

J C Wells was president of the World Esperanto Association (UEA) from 1989 to 1995

"Gay" in Esperanto is "geja" (the "gej" part is pronounced very much like English "gay"); "homosexual" is "samseksema", and "LGBT" is "GLAT" ("gejoj, lesbaninoj, ambaŭseksemuloj kaj transgenruloj", literally "gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people").

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