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What is LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. The plus represents a myriad of gender and sexual identities welcomed in the community such as questioning, asexual, intersex, pansexual, and more.

Queer was originally used as a derogatory term against LGBT people, but it has been reclaimed by the LGBTQ+ community as an umbrella term referring to anyone who identifies as a gender or sexual identity that is outside what is considered the "norm" (Barker 11)

Barker, Meg-John. Queer: A Graphic History. London, Icon Books. 2016.

LGBTQ+ Days of Awareness

January 27 - International Holocaust Remembrance Day

March 31 - International Transgender Day of Visibility

April - Day of Silence (different day each year)

May 22 - Harvey Milk Day

June - Pride Month

June 27 - Anniversary of Stonewall Riots

September 23 - Celebrate Bisexuality Day

October - LGBT History Month

October 11 - National Coming Out Day

October 20-26 - Asexual Awareness Week

October 26 - Intersex Awareness Day

November 20 - Transgender Day of Remembrace

December 1 - World AIDS Day

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