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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Expression: a safer space discussion

How does your gender expression communicate with your gender identity? Are they in harmony or do you see them at odds? Are they entirely separate things? Let's talk about how the trappings relate to how we feel inside.


Wednesday, October 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, October 7, 2014

Family: A Safer Space Discussion

By choice, by adoption, by birth, by community, or other wise, there are many types of family. How have yours helped or hindered you? Have you found role models in unexpected places, or people who fit into more than one family? Has this changed as they learned your identities?


Wednesday, October 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!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bad Dates: A Safer Space Discussion

Many humans (including genderqueer ones!) go on dates with other humans, genderqueer or not. Unfortunately, sometimes those dates go badly. Let's talk about those bad dates (and maybe some good ones) and see what we can learn from them and how we can avoid bad or potentially toxic relationships as queer folk navigating romance.


Wednesday, October 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!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Art: A Safer Space Discussion

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We're all creative, whether or not we try; even performing a gender (or trying not to) can demand it. What things do you create, what art do you consume? How has it helped you understand and express your gender, your self?

Wednesday, September 24, 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!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Connecting the “T” to GLBT - A Trans 101 with Nikk Selik

Our friends at Mancave (a trans-masculine discussion group that also meets at the Center on Halsted) are putting on a Trans 101 — 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.

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.

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Open Topic Safer Space Discussion Today

What's on your mind this week? Let's chat about it!

Wednesday, September 17th, 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, September 9, 2014

Names: A Safer Space Discussion

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Alter them, replace them, just make do, how have you related to the various names you've had, or might've?

Wednesday, September 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!

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