Welcome to week 3 of LGBT+ History Month


Week 3: What is Intersectionality

Kimberle Crenshaw coined the term Intersectionality over 30 years ago in a paper as a way to help explain the oppression of African-American women. Crenshaw's then somewhat academic term is now at the forefront of national conversations about racial justice, identity politics, and policing - and over the years has helped shape legal discussions.

Intersectionality is a theoretical framework for understanding how aspects of a person's social and political identities combine to create different modes of discrimination and privilege. Examples of these aspects are gender, caste, sex, race, class, sexuality, religion, disability, physical appearance and height.