I am now responsible, among other things, for making sure the jumbo tron of the modern poster world in our library is up to date with its digital posters. One of the new ones today caught my attention with its wording. It reminded me of a newsletter I received when I worked at the campus Women's Centre in the mid ‘90s. McGill’s Women Centre declared they welcomed ‘women and lesbians’. This poster declares its event is ‘gender inclusive’ and ‘all are welcome’.
I was surprised in the ‘90s to discover that lesbians were not women. I am surprised now to find that all means everyone except those of specific, if unspecified, gender.