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Previous Words of the Month
- September 2017: Bisexual (anticipated)
- August 2017: QTPOC
- QTPOC (pronounced Q-T-Pock) is a common abbreviation for "Queer and Transgender People/Person of Color". This community encompasses all non-heterosexual ("queer") and non-cisgender ("transgender") people of color or non-white people. Despite being subjected to simultaneous queerphobia, transphobia, and racism, QTPOC have contributed substantially to the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement and in many ways continue to be its cornerstone.
- July 2017: Nonbinary/Genderqueer
- Nonbinary (or genderqueer) refers to any gender identity (or lack thereof) other than man or woman. These individuals might use they/them/theirs pronouns (as opposed to he/him/his or she/her/hers), express themselves androgynously (gender neutrally), or fluctuate between different expressions. Some common identities that fall into this category are: agender, genderfluid, and bigender. More info. July 15th is International Nonbinary People's Day.
- June 2017: Stonewall
- The term Stonewall refers to the June 1969 riots in response to police brutality against the LGBTQ+ population in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NY at the Stonewall Inn, a mafia-run gay bar. These riots, led by trans women of color such as Marsha P. Johnson, are considered by many to be the beginning of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement.