Sunday, July 31, 2011

Culture & Gender: A Safe Space Discussion

The cultures we are influenced by entangle and collide with our understandings and expressions of gender. How have the cultures you were raised in impacted your understandings of gender? How do the cultures you identify with influence what gender means to you?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

7:00-8:15pm

Gerber/Hart Library (1127 W. Granville)

Meetings are welcoming and inclusive of people of all identities and abilities. Researchers and reporters are asked not to attend in their professional capacities but may contact genderqueerchicago@gmail.com for more information.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Field Day: We Need Your Help!!


Remember our superFANTASTIC field day last year?

Help Genderqueer Chicago plan this year's field day, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 20th! Volunteer to lead an activity, help us spread the word by making and/distributing fliers, or just share your ideas! Email us at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com if you want to get involved!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fashion and bodies - A safe space meeting!


This Weds at

Access Living
Yes,
Access Living.

No seriously, it's at
Access Living (115 W. Chicago)
7pm. Sharp

Join us for a safe space meeting on fashion, bodies, and body modification, and and and, well whatever it is you want to talk about!

Nosy reporters and researchers are not invited (but can shoot us an inquiry at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com).

P.S. Sorry for the late post. Blame K.Sauce.

A Series of Questions

Photo-artist L Weingarten has created a new project, A Series of Questions, which focuses on the questions trans* and gender non-conforming people get.

Statement from the artist:

-b

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Denny's lets you pee

In what might be a test case for other companies, one transgender customer sued Denny's for the right to use the bathroom. Now, if you're going to a Denny's in Maine, you're allowed to pee there.

Is it just me, or is it starting to feel a little funny that people have to sue for the right to go to the bathroom?

http://www.sunjournal.com/city/story/1058316
Story here.
P.S. I hate that reporters always find it necessary to use people's birth names.

-K.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Social Anxiety: A Safe Space Discussion


Whether you're meeting a group of people for the first time, spending time with relatives, or hanging out with friends you've known for years, being a genderfunny person can create some social obstacles. In what kinds of spaces do you deal with social anxiety? How do you overcome it?

As requested last week, join us for a safe space discussion about social anxiety and (hopefully) leave feeling a little less lonely.

Wednesday, July 20th
7pm- 8:15
Access Living (115 w. Chicago)


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

Saturday, July 16, 2011

GqC Clothing Swap Re-cap

We want to thank everyone who came out to the GqC clothing swap for making it such a successful event. We would also like to thank Mess Hall in Rogers Park for being such amazing hosts!

The amount of clothes was staggering and most people, myself included, took away some amazing re-purposed finds! Also Howard Brown benefited from the event as all the clothes which were not taken were donated to the Brown Elephant. There were a lot of clothes to haul, all for a good cause.

Lots of people came out: some to donate clothes, some to get some clothes for themselves, some just to hang out and listen to music (I was the DJ and was taking requests) and have good conversation! We will definitely plan future clothing swaps so if you missed this one just come to the next. If you have ideas for future clothing swaps (or any other events), especially ones with hosting places not on the north side, drop us an email, genderqueerchicago at gmail dot com.

Thanks everyone!

-b

Friday, July 15, 2011

Don't Forget--Beach Meetup TOMORROW!

Join Genderqueer Chicago and Every Body Chicago for a beach meetup at Hollywood Beach TOMORROW (off the Bryn Mawr red line stop). Bring friends! Bring snacks! Be ready for some summer fun!

Saturday, July 16
12pm-3pm
Hollywood Beach
(meet near the red brick building)

Justin Vivan Bond: Binary-Smashing Revolutionary


In a 2009 interview with the Advocate, performer Justin Vivian Bond asked to be described as a trans-fabulous performance-activist." Intrigued yet?

For some wonderful cabaret tunes by a fiercely gender-nonconforming artist ("Mx" Justin Vivian Bond), visit JVB's website.

-M

Monday, July 11, 2011

Safe Space Meeting: Relationships


How do our relationships effect our outlook on gender? How does our gender impact our relationships? Whether romantic, platonic, a friendship or a professional relationship, our genders are impacted by others. Join us this Wednesday to talk about how!

Wednesday, July 13th
7pm- 8:15
Access Living (115 w. Chicago)

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, July 5, 2011

Safer Space meeting: Names!


Names! Love em' or hate em' we all deal with them on a day to day basis and we relate to them in different ways. Some names we go by were given to us, some were chosen by us, some were a negotiation between the two, and some just happened one day and stuck to us! Join us for a safer space discussion on names and how you relate to yours and to others.

Wednesday, July 6th
7pm- 8:15
Access Living (115 w. Chicago)

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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