DISCOVER THE POWER OF PRONOUNS!
Advance your knowledge of pronouns importance with an exclusive workshop with Marketing Executive & Co-Chair of LGBTQ+ Staff Network, Chloe McKendrick.
Empower yourself with the knowledge of pronouns, the importance to the LGBTQ+ community & the small changes you can make to your everyday life to be more inclusive.
What are pronouns & why are they important?
Pronouns are words we use in everyday language to refer to ourselves or others. They can be an important way to express your gender identity. ‘I’, ‘me’, ‘she/her’, ‘he/him’ and ‘they/them’ are some examples of pronouns. Some trans and gender non-conforming people may use ‘they’ ‘them’ and ‘theirs’ as personal pronouns. ‘They’ is considered a gender-neutral pronoun, compared to pronouns like ‘he/him’ or ‘she/her’ which are generally perceived as gendered terms.
Some people may wish to use more than one set of pronouns to refer to themselves. For example, a gender non-conforming person may feel equally comfortable with they/them, he/him or she/her pronouns. If someone uses more than one set of pronouns, you can ask them what they would prefer you to use. They may prefer you use all of them interchangeably, or keep to one set. Remember that this can be contextual, for example because someone may use different pronouns at work or at home.
Neopronouns are newer pronouns used by some to refer to themselves without the context of gender. Some examples are xe/xir or ze/zir, both pronounced zee and ze-er.
What is Pride Month?
Pride Month is celebrated in June internationally to honour the 1969 Stonewall riots, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which the LGBTQ+ community were commonly subjected. This uprising marks the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against the LGBTQ+ communitiy.
Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties and workshops, with Pride Month events attracting millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history locally, nationally & internationally.
Is this event ticketed?
You must register for a free ticket to attend this event.
Link for the Pronouns Workshop will be sent to you via email on the day.
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