QUESTION 1:  Please select the NDE group to which you belong.
LGBT Near-Death Experiencer     OR     Non-Gay Near-Death Experiencer

LGBT is an acronym for a person's sexual orientation that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is used to replace the term "Gay" because activists within the the LGBT community believed that the term "Gay community" did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred. The acronym LGBT is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures. It may also be used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual who identify as Queer or are questioning their sexual identity. To recognize this inclusion, a popular variant of LGBT adds the letter Q, as in LGBTQ, which has been recorded since 1996.


Non-Gay is a term applied to a person having a sexual orientation other than homosexual; specifically a person who is heterosexual. The earliest use of the term and it's origin began in the 1970s as found in acadedmic journal Current Anthropology according to the Oxford Dictionary.