Monday, May 27, 2013

Alcohol: A Safer Space Discussion

Appletini. Old Fashioned. Bud light. Vodka Cranberry. Bar culture plays a big role in the queer community, but in the wider world as well as among our own people, our choice of social poison is seen as just as gendered as anything else. When have you seen gender roles affect drinking culture? Has it affected yours?

Wednesday, May 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.

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, May 21, 2013

Home and Belonging: A Safer Space Discussion

Home isn't always where you sleep - it can also be a set of people, an activity, a certain state of mind. Or sometimes we may not feel that we belong anywhere, roofs over our heads or not. There could also be things that you do, when in a new place, to make it feel more welcoming. What do you call home? Where, when you are gone, do you intend to return?



Wednesday, May 22, 7:30pm to 8:45pm
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, May 14, 2013

Formalwear: A Safer Space Discussion

If everyday clothing tends to be seen as gendered, formalwear and formal events are doubly so... and yet fashion is always changing. New websites and grassroots companies are giving trans and genderqueer folks more options. How do we navigate this particular aspect of gender expression?


Wednesday, May 15, 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, May 7, 2013

Names: A Safer Space Discussion


This week's meeting will be half an hour later than usual, 7:30-8:45 pm

Our given names often don't work, but sometimes we force them to anyway. How did you choose a new one, or decide to keep the one you already had? How does this help or hurt you?

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Wednesday, May 8, 7:30pm to 8:45pm
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, May 6, 2013

GenderTrender.org: the GOOD Gender Trender

We've received a message from the creator of GenderTrender.org, a "trans*-positive space for critical thinking about gender and sex." The site includes a Disqus forum, pages of book and film recommendations, a blog, articles and (UK-based) events.

The creator contacted us for two reasons: to tell us about the project, and to increase link traffic to the site to decrease the Google rankings of another site with the same name. This other site is filled with anti-trans* and transphobic language. For positive and critical discussion of sex and gender, remember GenderTrender.ORG.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

A Message from Project Fierce


Hi,

As you may know, I am part of a group of folks who is dreaming big--that we can have our own volunteer-run house for street-based LGBTQ youth without relying on that state for funding or taking money out of other great housing resources that already exist. Project Fierce Chicago is doing more than just dreaming. After a year of research, we've been recruiting volunteers and raising funds to pay for this house.

Over 175 people have responded with amazing support, offering an impressive amount of expertise, time, and donations including $7,800 of our $10,000 downpayment. 

As we enter into the last 2 days of our campaign, we want to thank everyone who has already donated and encourage anyone who is thinking about it to donate now. Please become a part of Project Fierce Chicago today by donating and sending an email to 5 people you think would love to support this project.

Solidarity and queer love,

André Pérez
Co-founder of Project Fierce Chicago

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Disclosure: A Safer Space Discussion

It can be difficult to tell people that your gender isn't what they expect, or even one that they recognise. How do you explain? When is it worth the effort, when is it more comfortable not to? How much do you need people to know, and are there ways you signal to others who might already understand?
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Wednesday, May 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.

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!

Website graphics and design by Andre Perez