Monday, April 14, 2014

Spirituality and Religion: A Safer Space Discussion

While living in America can sometimes mean facing the threat of religious intolerance, many religions have a dynamic relationship with gender constructs, and consider gender variance holy or blessed. Whatever your background, bringing spirituality and gender into conversation can be intimidating. Has your religion influenced the way you think about your gender? Has your gender changed the way you think about your spirituality?

Wednesday, April 16, 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!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Queer Clothes Swap this Sunday!

Join Genderqueer Chicago, the Center on Halsted, Man Cave, No Boys Allowed, and others for a clothing swap as the weather turns warmer!

Sunday 13 April, 2−5pm
Center on Halsted

image from flickr
3656 N. Halsted St.
Senior Center


Bring lighter clothes that others can wear in warm weather, or the heavier ones that sat unused in your closet all winter. Please do not bring t-shirts, as they take up a lot of space compared to how useful they are. Anything left over at the end will be donated, most likely to The Brown Elephant. No one will be turned away for not bringing donations.

Changing space will be limited, so it's best if you dress with that in mind, in things that make it easy to try on new clothes.

This will be a public event, but it is particularly for the trans* and gender-variant community. Everyone is welcome, but please keep the focus in mind when inviting others. Please do invite others!

An Open Topic Safer Space Discussion

We'll be discussing more or less whatever!

Wednesday, April 9th, 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, April 1, 2014

Visibility: A Safer Space Discussion

The Transgender Day of Visibility was Monday, but not everyone wants to or can be visible, or even gets a choice in the matter. There are rewards to being visible as a gender-variant person as well as dire risks. What has shaped your relationship to your own level of visibility, and would you prefer that it were different?

Wednesday, April 2, 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!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Health and Healthcare: A Safer Space Discussion


Though lots of other folks and institutions may want controlling interests, thankfully we are in charge of and responsible for our own bodies and health. Maintaining good health and managing health issues are an incredibly personal decisions. Choosing a trustworthy, respectful healthcare provider can be a challenge. What are your mainstays for good self-care and daily health maintenance? What experiences have you had with healthcare providers? Join us for a safe space discussion of how we define and maintain our health.

Wednesday, March 26th, 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, March 18, 2014

Gender Evolution: A Safer Space Discussion

Comic by BaaingTree @ DeviantArt
No matter how we currently self-identify, it is possible for our perceptions and the labels we use (or don't use) to describe ourselves to shift. How has your identity evolved, and how useful have you found various labels over time?

Wednesday, March 19th, 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, March 11, 2014

Open Topic Safer Space Discussion

Apologies for delay in posting − what's on your mind?

Wednesday, March 12th, 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, March 4, 2014

Shapewear: A Safer Space Discussion

Our bodies aren't always shaped the way we'd like, or are in ways that actually distressing, so there are many things we can use to change that - binders or breast forms, gaffs or packers, wigs, corsets, even the cut of some clothes. What have you tried, or want to? Did it help, or possibly make things worse? Any tips, tricks, or homemade solutions you'd like to share?

Wednesday, March 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, February 25, 2014

Another Open Topic Safer Space Discussion

What's up with you? Wanna talk about it?

Wednesday, February 26th, 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!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sport: A Safer Space Discussion

Engaging in sports is often fraught, for anyone who is gender-variant; leagues are often organised along binary gender lines, with transgender inclusion subject to a patchwork of often-regressive policies, if it happens at all. Have you tried to participate? Have you been scared off, or had to lie, or not been able to find any information at all? Have you instead discovered a supportive, affirming space? Are locker rooms basically the worst? Huddle with us this Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 19th, 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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