Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Open Topic: A Safer Space Discussion

What do you want to talk about?  Is there anything that's happened recently that's on your mind?

Wednesday, December 30, 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, December 23, 2015

Joy: A Safer Space Discussion

With the holiday season upon us, it feels like an appropriate time to discuss where we find joy in our lives. Life as a genderqueer or any other type of transgender person can be difficult, but we are all capable of finding joy. Do we revel in our work, our friendships, our family life? Where is joy for us?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 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, December 16, 2015

Gendered Affection: A Safer Space Discussion.

How to greet someone is deeply rooted in one's culture. Do you share hands or hug? What about kisses on the cheek? How many? The etiquette can be complex to begin with, and there are also sometimes differences based on gender. How you physically express affection can be part of your gender presentation. Come join us tonight for a discussion on how we negotiate new rules for when (and if) we let someone in our personal bubble.


Wednesday, December 2nd, 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, December 2, 2015

Surviving the Holidays: A Safer Space Discussion

The holidays are right around the corner and for many transfolk, this season is filled with fear and dread. Whether we're spending time with our extended families and navigating through awkward questions and weird looks, spending the holidays alone and possibly lonely, or spending them with friends, this can be a tough time for all of us. Let's talk about the best ways to get through each situation.


Wednesday, December 2nd, 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, November 25, 2015

Open Topic: A Safer Space discussion

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, so tonight's group will certainly be smaller than usual. Anything is up for discussion tonight. Bring whatever is on your mind, your thoughts about the holiday, your feelings about fall.


Wednesday, November 25, 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, November 11, 2015

Public Spaces: A Safer Space Discussion

Today we're going to be delving into how we navigate public spaces, especially those that are still sometimes segregated based on sex. What tips or tricks do you have that make you feel more comfortable? What actions can our allies take in your life to improve how situations are handled? What change do you personally want to see happen that would have the most impact for you?


Wednesday, April 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.

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, October 28, 2015

Names: A Safer Space Discussion

What's in a name? A whole lot. Names are such an enormous part of our identity. Our names let people know who we are. For transgender people all over the spectrum, binary and genderqueer alike, the names we are given at birth or during our childhood simply do not match our identities. So for many of us, we pick new names. Sometimes we pick a multitude of names. How do we pick those names? What do our names mean to us? What does our relationship with our given name look like?

Wednesday, October 28th, 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, October 13, 2015

Medical Intervention: A Safer Space Discussion

For many trans folks, transitioning means medical intervention; hormones, surgery, and the like. But for many others, it does not. How do you know if medical intervention is right for you? Are you curious but unsure? Are you completely decided in one direction or another? We want to hear from you about your feelings and experience regarding medical intervention.

Wednesday, October 14th, 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, October 7, 2015

Rule 63: A Safer Space Discussion

Stephanie Meyer has released a genderswapped version of Twilight, featuring an Edythe and Beau. But when one doesn't exactly fit the genderbinary, it's not so straightforward. What would a "genderswapped" version of you be like? 


Wednesday, October 7th, 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, September 30, 2015

Open Topic: A Safer Space Discussion

Alright folks, tonight we're going to be a little more relaxed at GQC. Open Topic means we discuss whatever is on the minds of our members, whether it is serious or silly. Be there tonight to see where this conversation goes!



Wednesday, September 30, 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, September 23, 2015

Pride: A Safer Space Discussion.

Every gender-variant person feels differently about their gender. For some of us, we're a walking a pride festival. For others, we live with a lot of shame. How are do you relate to your gender? How are you proud? How do you show your pride?



Wednesday, September 23, 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, September 8, 2015

Goals: A Safer Space Discussion

Where do you want to see yourself in five years? What makes you feel good? We all have something that keeps us going, makes us get up in the morning. What drives you. Seething goals, even at their smallest size can help to give us a sense of control of our lives. When you set your goals, how do you keep them? Do you use any technology to keep track of the goals that you set? What happens when you don't set them?

Wednesday, September 9, 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 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!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Neurodivergence and Mental Health: A Safer Space Discussion

One of the many stressful parts of dealing with gender is dealing with people who believe that our genders are mental disorders. So what do we do when our brains really do work differently than the social prototype? How do neurodivergent and gender-variant experiences reinforce or conflict with each other? And as always, how do we make an environment that is healthy and open to those experiences?

Wednesday, June 10, 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 26, 2015

Race: A Safer Space Discussion

People of color come in all shades and from all backgrounds. Our myriad cultural narratives shape the America that we know today. Although we contribute so much to American culture, our issues often go dismissed, our communities needs unfulfilled and our stories untold. But what happens when you're a queer person of color in America? Are your needs fulfilled even less? What about being trans and a person of color? Is your existence even acknowledged? How do you cope with a culture that does everything in it's power to work against your self actualization? How are you able to find community when you're told you have none?

Wednesday's topic will be part of an ongoing discussion about race, queerness and transness.


Wednesday, May 27, 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, May 18, 2015

Comedy: A Safer Space Discussion

Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight! At the end of the day, gender, and the way people treat it in the world we live in are absurd. The consequences of this are often tragic, but just as often, they're completely hilarious, and sometimes we forget to acknowledge that. Let's get together, make a space, and talk about some of the times we've gotten to laugh at the bizarre world of gender and living within or without it.

Wednesday, May 20, 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, May 11, 2015

Transmisogyny: A Safer Space Discussion

Transmisogyny is the intersection of transphobia and misogyny.  It was coined by Julia Serano in the 2007 book Whipping Girl and is used to describe to the unique discrimination experienced by transwomen and transfeminine spectrum people. How is transmisogyny experienced?  How is it reproduced within the queer community? These questions and more will be discussed!


Wednesday, May 11, 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!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fashion: A Safer Space Discussion

Through the ages, fashion has changed and morphed; masculine things became feminine, feminine things became masculine. Styles shifted both subtly and drastically. Personal style can be expressed in countless ways, and so can gender. Among the most obvious ways to explore and present gender is fashion. How do you use fashion to represent your gender? How has your gender influenced your personal style? How do you use clothes to your advantage?

Wednesday, May 6, 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 28, 2015

Intersectionality Part 2: A Safer Space Discussion

Experience does not usually allow us to neatly divide our experiences into gender, race, disability, class, or any of the categories that we are divided into, by ourselves or others. All of them blend and blur together in all kinds of different ways, some of which are so unique to us personally that we may never feel like we have the chance to talk about them. How do your experiences intersect and interact with each other? How do you handle it?

Wednesday, April 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, April 21, 2015

Intersectionality: A Safer Space Discussion

Understanding systems of oppression can only be done by accounting for the myriad ways in which individuals find themselves viewed as outsiders in our culture. Cisseexism, binarism, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, racism, prejudice against non-esl speakers, queerphobia and classism amongst other forms of discrimination inform the ways in which we move through the world. This topic will be the beginning of an ongoing discussion about the ways that we can understand, account for and welcome those of us who have compounding forms of bigotry working against our quests for survival, acceptance and happiness.

Wednesday, April 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.

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 14, 2015

Genderqueer Chicago: a safer space discussion

As previously advertised, this Wednesday, we are going deeper by holding a discussion about the rules, regulation, atmosphere, and general purpose of Genderqueer Chicago. We will also discuss any changes that people might want to make in order to keep it a safe, welcoming and positive space, but we will not make such changes without finding a way to involve people who cannot come in the discussion process. What do you want this space to be? How can we make sure it stays that way?

Wednesday, April 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, April 7, 2015

Childhood: a safer space discussion

Except for Genderqueer Chicago moderators, who come out of the ground fully armored and prepared for battle, everyone has a childhood, and we all have to find some way to fit it into who we are now. For some of us, it may seem like a very linear progression, while other times, childhood may seem like it happened to a totally different person. How does childhood fit into your narrative of your life? How does it still affect you now?

Wednesday, April 8, 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 30, 2015

An Open Topic Safer Space Discussion

What do you want to talk about?  Is there anything that's happened recently that's on your mind?

Wednesday, April 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!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Transness: a safer space discussion

Many, if not all of us, identify at least to some extent with the term trans. That may mean identifying with the idea, the word, or simply the community, and it may affect you in any number of different ways. What does it mean to you to identify or not identify as trans, to yourself or to others? How important is it to you? How does it affect your self-understanding and presentation?

Wednesday, March 25, 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, March 18, 2015

Boxes: a safer space discussion

Nobody lives their life defined by a single category. Sometimes we do our best not to be confined, and sometimes we find safety and purpose in a definition. Are you currently comfortable in your boxes, or are you gnawing at the walls? How have things changed?

Wednesday, March 18, 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 10, 2015

An Open Topic Safer Space Discussion

Is there anything you've been itching to talk about?

Wednesday, March 11, 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 3, 2015

Harassment Part 2: A Safer Space Discussion


Somehow, surprisingly, we didn't manage to say everything that needed to be said in the space of forty minutes, so, by popular vote, we're once again opening the space to this topic. How have you processed harassment? How have you dealt with it, emotionally or otherwise? Have your methods been healthy or unhealthy?

Wednesday, March 4, 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 23, 2015

Harassment: A Safer Space Discussion



Ideally, no one should have to deal with harassment, but in this world, harassment is reality no one can ignore. Harassment can come from a stranger on the street, or from a family member, or from a friend. It can be a sign of hate, fear, or simple ignorance. Even those who are lucky enough not to have struggled with harassment have struggled with the fear of harassment. How does harassment affect you in your life? How do you deal with it? 

Wednesday, February 25, 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 17, 2015

Games: A Safer Space Discussion

On a table, on a computer, or running jumping climbing trees, any game with characters (and many without) leave room for self-expression and queering the narrative. Many current developers, online and off, are writing games with explicitly queer settings and narrative. How has your gender shaped your play, and how has it shaped you back?

Wednesday, February 18, 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 10, 2015

Orientation: A Safer Space Discussion


We all know, of course, that orientation and gender are two different things. Some of us may identify strongly with a particular orientation, and some may not. What is your experience with regards to orientation? What is its importance to you? How has it intersected or not intersected with your journeys through gender?

Wednesday, February 11, 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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