June is PRIDE Month

Intersex Day of Solidarity
November 8

Intersex* – adj. : term for a natural combination of chromosomes, hormones, internal anatomy, and/or genitalia that differs from the two expected patterns of male or female. Formerly known as hermaphrodite (or hermaphroditic), but these terms are now outdated and derogatory

Celebrated on November 8 as a mark of the birthday of Herculine Barbin (Nov 8 1838 - February 1868), a French Intersex person whose memoirs were later published by the philosopher Michel Foucault, along with contemporary texts and a later fictionalized account.

*Definition from PEAK Safe/Brave Space training materials

Intersex Flag - Yellow flag with an out line of a purple circle in the center

PEAK's Picks**:

  • Book: Intersex: For Lack of a Better Word by Thea Hillman
  • Book: Born Both: An Intersex Life by Hida Viloria
  • Podcast: LGBTQ&A "River Gallo: Intersex Bodies Are Healthy Bodies"

**Content may contain adult themes

Stonewall Riots

A time of parades and celebration for the LGBTQ+ community commemorating the Stonewall Riots that started on June 28, 1969, just 51 years ago at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village in New York City. At the time, homosexuality was considered a crime with several aspects of the law restricting the existence of LGBTQ+ people.

NYPD had repeatedly raided and arrested Queer spaces throughout NYC. This particular raid on the Stonewall Inn was met with resistance from the bar patrons, like Marsha P. Johnson, Stormé DeLarverie, and Sylvia Rivera, and started a series of riots that lasted until July 3, 1969. The Stonewall Riots are often cited as the catalyst of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement, and for the past fifty years are remembered and honored with parades and events throughout the country and the world.


October is LGBTQ+ History Month

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LGBTQ+ History
Major Milestones since 1969 Stonewall Riots

LGBTQ+ History June 28, 1970 til July 8, 1980LGBTQ+ History from July 3, 1981 til August 18, 1990LGBTQ+ History from December 21, 1993 til May 18, 2004LGBTQ+ History from August 9, 2007 til June 11, 2011LGBTQ+ History from June 26, 2015 til June 15, 2020

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For students or employees wanting to get involved, email PEAK@nctc.edu (Pride Education Advocacy Knowledge).