What we're about
London Queers is a monthly event with a focus on alternative sexualities and politics in the 21st Century. We aim to be a safer space, welcome to all. Please follow our House Rules to keep London Queers a positive experience for all:
• No Devil's Advocates.
• Please keep your terminology as simple as possible, recognising that our audience may not share your background and knowledge of complex ideas. Be kind to those who are there to learn.
• Please do not make assumptions about others' genders, sexualities, relationship styles, nationalities, ages, disabilities, class and cultural backgrounds, and political and religious beliefs.
• When someone introduces themselves, please take their identity at face value (using their given names and pronouns) and always be respectful to the speakers and members of the audience.
• Please try to frame questions in a way that leaves others space to contribute (so as not to dominate a Q&A session or discussion).
• Keep what people share confidential after the event. If people discuss personal experiences, or if practitioners mention people they work with, remember not to discuss these outside of the event (with others, or with them if it is a confidential space). Also please be very careful only to talk about other people who have given you explicit permission to do so.
• Please use social media generously. We very much hope that people will live tweet the event and blog about it. However, please don’t use this media to publicly criticise or condemn individuals. If you have a complaint or criticism about the event please consider discussing it with the organisers before making it public.
• If you have any problems with the event, please talk to the organisers individually. We’ll do our very best but there will inevitably be some mistakes and imperfections and we’re very keen to address those and to keep improving. It can be helpful to put yourself in the shoes of the organisers, recognising the pressures that they are under. For example, you might consider whether your query or point is urgent – in which case we want to hear it right away – or whether it might be one that is okay to feedback after the event, when people have had time to recover.
Thanks to Meg John Barker of http://rewriting-the-rules.com/