“Look, you tell Solomon I don't mind being called queer... But I'll see him castrated before I'll be called a Fag” William Burroughs, 1952
The meaning of the word queer has rapidly shifted in recent years from slur to a label of pride. The label to end labels has also come to encompass an academic project, a political stance and a personal identity. In this month's discussion we will cover how we define and use the word queer, what the political or academic aims might be, how we judge its success and how compatible the project is with the wider context of our daily lives.
This discussion will run for the first 2 hours and will then turn into a social much.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
As usual, the umbrella munch aims to create a safer space in which we can safely disclose things about ourselves and share our experiences and our points of view. Thus, sexism, biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, racism and other forms of oppression are not tolerated. We also ask everyone not to gossip about what other people disclose in our space, as well as respecting the fact that this is not a place for cruising.