Monday, December 15, 2014

Symbols: A Safer Space Discussion

A plethora of queer identities leads to a plethora of symbols, often more than one for the same thing. We use them to reveal ourselves (to the select few who recognise), to focus on, to decorate. How have you used them, how have they shaped you?

Wednesday, December 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!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Organisers' Meeting This Saturday

We're having an Organisers' Meeting 10am this Saturday at Kitchen Sink (1107 W. Berwyn, just East of the Red Line stop)! Whether you might be interested in helping with the group, running a meeting or two, or just have suggestions to make, it will be open to the general body.

If you have suggestions or want to help, but can't make it this time, you can always email the group at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com

Monday, December 8, 2014

Authenticity: a Safer Space Discussion

Chances are, all of us have thought about authenticity at some point or another. It's at issue in a lot of the decisions we make and the language we use to talk about them. So what is authenticity?  When have you felt authentic? When have you felt inauthentic? How important is authenticity to you?

Wednesday, December 10th, 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, December 1, 2014

Social Media: A Safer Space Discussion

Some of us live on it, some of us grew up on it, a lot of us take it for granted. How has social media helped (or not) with your gender expression, your coming out, or finding a community?

Wednesday, December 3, 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 19, 2014

Grief: A Safer Space Discussion

Tomorrow is the Day of Remembrance, an especially hard day during a hard time of year. What (or who) have you lost, what do you worry about losing? How do you deal with it?

Wednesday, November 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.

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, November 11, 2014

An Open Topic Safer Space Discussion

Time for another one of these things.

Wednesday, November 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, November 4, 2014

Sunshine, Lolipops, and Rainbows: A Safer Space Discussion

The darker time of year often directly leads to people feeling down, and family holidays may or may not help. So let's talk about what makes you happy, what you use to cope with the world, or how you retreat and regroup.

Wednesday, November 5, 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, October 27, 2014

Costumes: A Safer Space Discussion

That time of year when most of the population put on a costume*, while the rest take theirs off. 
 
You knew this was coming. 

*inappropriately sexy

Wednesday, October 29th, 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, October 21, 2014

Open Topic Safer Space Discussion

What have you been pondering lately?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 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, October 20, 2014

Reminder! Connecting the "T" to GLBT

Connecting the "T" to GLBT is this Friday! It's a Trans 101 put together by our friends at Mancave, and one actually lead by a trans person! As it's a introduction, please invite friends, family, potential allies, anyone who'd benefit from an overview.

7:00 pm Friday October 24th
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL

The “T” is not silent.

Identifying as Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual does not automatically make someone an Ally for those who are Transgender. Believe it or not, Transgender people can face ignorance or misunderstanding even from those who are Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual. As a community, our strength is our connection to each other. When there is a gap between the "GLB" and "T", our community is impacted as a whole...

The good news is that we can, together, bridge that gap. Knowledge is the most powerful tool we have to build connections.

Join Nikk Selik in this engaging workshop and discussion on Transgender identity.

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