QUEER TOWN &
THE TERM ‘QUEER’
We acknowledge that the term queer has historically been used as a slur against various members of the LGBTIQA+ community and we pay our respects to those who have come before us and endured this form of discrimination, as well as those who still endure it today.
Our intention is not to cause discomfort or offense by using the term queer, but rather we hope we can play an important role in the movement to reclaim this term as an identity to be celebrated throughout the broader community.
Queer Town uses queer as an umbrella term to refer to those who may identify as non-heterosexual and/or non-cisgender, or any member of the LGBTIQA+ community.
However, we acknowledge that not all members of the LGBTIQA+ community identify with this term.
For example, many people with an intersex variation may identify as heterosexual and cisgender. Our intention is not to force this term upon anyone and we acknowledge the limitations of language in capturing the many diverse and intersectional individuals within our vibrant global community.
We always welcome feedback and are committed to regularly interrogating our own use of language to ensure the highest level of inclusivity.
Movements can be uncomfortable in the beginning, however we hope you will come on the journey with us as we work to forge a new, queer, narrative.