Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Representation: A Safer Space Discussion

Trans issues and trans people are becoming more and more visible in the media. We're on television, we're in movies, we're the subject of both. From Chaz Bono to Caitlyn Jenner to Laverne Cox, gender variant people are everywhere. These people are the face of the trans community. Do you agree with the representation we have? How do you want to see yourself represented in the world?

Wednesday, August 26, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Expression: A Safer Space Discussion

At some point all of us need to express ourselves. That can be through anything from art to writing to fashion to simply living, but the need is there for everyone. How do you express yourself? How is expressing yourself helpful? What are some of the ways it can be challenging?


Wednesday, August 19, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Dating & Romance: A Safer Space Discussion

Dating is a difficult adventure, regardless of gender. But how can dating become complicated by transness? How does gender identity affect romantic relationships? How has your love life changed as your gender had changed?



Wednesday, August 5th, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 



Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Family and What It Means to You: A Safer Space Discussion



In the queer community, families come in all shapes and sizes, formed by blood, love or friendship. Chosen or gained through birthright alone. How do you craft a support system that will weather you through adversity? Who do you look to for guidance? Have their been any ways in which you find yourself without people to relate to, guide and nurture you? In thinking back to your current family, do you have any thoughts about starting one of your own? This topic is all about what family, community and environments in which to thrive mean to you.

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Wednesday, August 5th, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 



Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Self-Care: A Safer Space Discussion

At some point, we all have to care for ourselves. That's not already not easy, and it can be even harder to know when we have to do it. What is the role of self-care in your life? When do you do it? What are your feelings related to it?



Wednesday, July 29, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Self Advocacy: A Safer Space Discussion

For better or for worse, we are often called upon to stand up for ourselves in a variety of different ways. This can be stressful, but it can also be empowering. How do you advocate for yourself? How is it important to your emotional experience? How does it affect your interactions with others and yourself?

Wednesday, July 22, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Renovations: A Safer Space Discussion

We often frequently process and talk about how we first came out to ourselves. But what about the changes and developments that come after that? Sometimes we simply don't have a space for that, and sometimes we even have to pretend were more certain than we were for fear of being dismissed. So what changes have happened since you came out to yourself? Have they all been improvements? What advice would you have for past versions of yourself?

Wednesday, July 1, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Open Topic: A Safer Space Discussion

What do you want to talk about? What questions do you want the group to address?

Wednesday, July 1, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ableism: A Safer Space Discussion

There's a problem with safe space in the LGBTQIA community: a lot of them aren't accessible. And when we try to express our needs, when we ask for accommodations so that we can share our unique voices with the rest of the LGBTQIA community, we're told that we're entitled- so the question is, how much do our voices really matter? In what other ways are disabled people silenced? What is a safe space, really, and who is welcome there?

This topic deals with the voices of physically disabled members of the trans and wider LGBTQIA community. It is part of an ongoing discussion about intersectionality.

Wednesday, June 17, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Playfulness: A Safer Space Discussion

Everyone agrees that gender is a very serious thing, but as actual people who actually have to live our lives, we can't be serious all the time. What role does playfulness have in our expression, our advocacy, our identities, and our lives? Is there anything that we shouldn't or can't be playful about? What are ways to be playful, and what is its value?

Wednesday, June 17, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St. 
 
Genderqueer Chicago is as safe a space as we can make it. To help with this, we have some working agreements that we would like all who come to meetings to keep in mind while within our safe space meetings. Please check out our working agreements here.

Safe space meetings are strictly closed to researchers and reporters in their professional capacities. Meetings are open to anyone else wanting to talk and think about gender! For more info, give us a shout at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com!

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