Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fucking Trans Women



Fucking Trans Women is a zine project with a simple (yet very important goal): “Talking to other trans women about sex, and writing it all down.”

From the creator:

Trans women are told things about our sexualities all the time, but only rarely are we given the opportunity to say something about our own sex lives. Sex is a very important part of my life, a very important part of all our lives, but so very little writing has been done on the sex lives of trans women that doesn’t write us off in one way or another. I found myself looking for a guide, an instruction manual, anything beyond essays on gender and problems. Fucking Trans Women is that guide.

The zine aspires to be a collaborate effort giving voice to the wide range of trans* women’s sexual experiences. The first issue, #0, is an impressive 80 pages of “how-to guides, sex stories, comics and diagrams, trashy art, and so much more” done in a style drawing from punk and dyke zine aesthetics. The down-loadable version is available here for a measly $5. Great for trans women, partners of trans women, and those curious about fucking trans women.

Submitted to GqC by sometimescoherant

Monday, February 27, 2012

Self Education Empowerment & Defense



This event was brought to my attention and i wanted to share.
-elle

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Marriage: A Safe Space Discussion


The battle for "same-sex marriage" isn't new by any means, but it's popularly discussed as "gay marriage" and ignores other types of relationships and identities such as queer, gender-variant, trans, poly, asexual etc. Let's discuss this old topic with a fresh perspective which incorporates our own identities or those of ones we love.

Why do some advocate for marriage so fiercely and others couldn't care less? Do you want the right to marry? How would you choose to commit to a significant other? Do you feel that the quest for "same-sex" marriage includes you? What alternatives have some sought instead of marriage?

See you there!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
7:00-8:15PM

Access Living (2nd floor)
115 W. Chicago Ave

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!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dating: A Safe Space Discussion

Dating can be awkward enough for most folks. Throw in conversations about gender and identity into the mix and dating can only get more awkward and complicated. Come share your thoughts and experiences on dating with us this week!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
7:00-8:15PM

Access Living (2nd floor)
115 W. Chicago Ave

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 13, 2012

Open Topic: Safe Space Discussion


Join us this Wednesday for an OPEN TOPIC safe space discussion!


Wednesday, February 15th
7:00-8:15pm
Gerber/Hart (
1127 West Granville Avenue)

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!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Trans & Genderqueer Open Mic


Center on Halsted and GqC are proud to present...

T and GQ OUT mic

This Thursday! February 16th, 7:30 PM
Center on Halsted Youth Space (2nd floor, behind computer lab)
3656 N. Halsted (at Waveland)

T Out Mic is pairing with GenderQueer Chicago to host an all together awesome open mic and spoken word event open to all. We encourage all gender variant folks, their friends, and allies, to bring a talent, thought, or rant to share. Each performer gets 5 minutes to do their thing and we may have time for encores.

All GQC events are no-cost, cta accessible, and wheelchair accessible.

Transport: EL: Redline to Addison. Bus: #8 Halsted. Street Parking.

See you there!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Beyond our Bodies: Beyond our Bodies

Beyond our Bodies” is the Campus MovieFest Best Drama Award winner at our University. The documentary follows the drag troupe Bros B4 Ho*s & Roxxi Deveaux.

This film is set to be screened in Hollywood. Details TBA. I'll edit this post when more information comes out.

Monday, February 6, 2012

beauty - a safe space discussion

Gender and beauty are sometimes linked. How do you express your own beauty? What else is beautiful to you? Does that have anything to do with your gender choice or experience? Has your experience with gender changed what you see as beautiful? i've found myself drawn to some things in exactly the same ways across genders, while i've also found myself drawn to the some things in different ways, and even still i'm drawn to some wholly different things as well. Let's fill a room with beautiful people to talk about beauty.


Wednesday, February 08, 2012
7:00-8:15PM


Access Living (2nd floor)
115 W. Chicago Ave

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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