LGBT History Month – Pronouns – 5 top tips

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February 16, 2021, 4:00 pm -

About LGBT History Month
February is LGBT History Month, an annual event which recognises the history of gay rights and related civil rights movements. The theme this year is ‘Body, Mind, Spirit’.

While the event originated in the US in 1994, it began in the UK 11 years later following on from an initiative created by teachers.

In 2005, educators and activists Sue Sanders and Paul Patrick organised LGBT History Month as part of a School’s Out project, a programme which aims to educate young people about the issues that members of the LGBT community face and make schools feel inclusive for everyone, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

LBGT History Month was held in February to coincide with the 2003 abolition of Section 28 of the 1988 Local Government Act.

About the event
The University of Wolverhampton presents a virtual talk with Chloe Foster about why pronouns are important, particularly to most trans and non-binary people.

In this talk Chloe will share her 5 top tips to help you feel more comfortable with how/when/whether to ask people their pronouns, and what to do if you make a mistake. You’ll also learn about the gender-neutral pronoun ‘they’ and why it’s important to increasing numbers of people.

We use pronouns all the time when we refer to other people in our lives (perhaps without even thinking about it) but how many of us have asked our friends what their pronouns are?

About Chloe Foster (she/her)
Chloe is a qualified counsellor who specialises primarily in gender and sexual diversity within the LGBTQ communities.

She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience to help make our world safer and more inclusive for LGBTQ people.

Having worked for several LGBTQ organisations, she now runs training workshops and events for counsellors to increase their confidence and knowledge while working with LGBTQ clients.

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* This event will be facilitated by The University of Wolverhampton.

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