We recognise that the word queer doesn’t sit right with everyone. We use it as an umbrella term for the whole LGBTQIA+ community. We think it’s more inclusive and, frankly, easier to say. We know that for some people “queer” invokes pain. We recognise that. This group has always found power in taking the words used against us and owning them. We are reclaiming the power of the word Queer, and using it to show strength and unity in our community.