National Coming Out Week!

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Hi folks!

Here’s what’s coming up for National Coming Out Week (Starting October 7th!)

Monday: Queer Allies
We’re going to start the week off with an allies’ event. Come by Usdan during lunch where we will be tabling with rainbow ‘Ally’ stickers to support the queer community and spread visibility.

Tuesday: Queer Athlete’s Potluck
There will be a a potluck at the Queer Resource Center Intern’s house (59 Pearl at 7pm) for queer athletes to come share their experiences and some wonderful food! Email kathompson@wesleyan.edu for directions

Wednesday: Famous Flamers
Come to Usdan 108 at 7pm for a fascinating presentation on queer history by Suzy Taraba, the Director of Special collections and archives.

Thursday: Queer Bedtime Stories
At 8pm join us in the Nicholson lounge to share stories of queerness, whether it is your own coming out stories or the experience of someone you know.

Friday: I’m coming out as…
On National Coming Out day, in and around Usdan come out! Look for ‘I’m coming out as..’ signs to join the campaign and represent what you are coming out as, whether it is vegetarian, queer or an anarchist.

Hope you enjoy this week!
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QUEERWES LEADERSHIP

I hope you all are having lovely and successful summers! In preparation for a BIG year for QueerWes next year, WE’RE GONNA HAVE ELECTIONS. We’re going to expand leadership so the work is divided up, more focused, and more people can be involved in the group’s decisions. EVERYONE is welcome to apply (freshmen, you too!). 

 
Here are the positions and responsibilities I was thinking of*:
 
Mayor
-Leads/plans group meetings/hang-outs
-act as leader in making decisions for QueerWes
-act as a resource for anyone concerned with all that is queer at Wes
 
Champion of Events
-Keep calendar of queer events across campus
-Work with Queer Organizing Committee as needed
-Act as contact for anyone on campus wanting Queerwes to be involved in their event
-Be at events and handle logistics
 
Money Manager
-Manage smartkey and SBC requests
-Go to SBC meetings when funding needs to be requested
-Put in SALD funding requests when needed
 
BLOGMASTER
-Manage all things QueerWes blog related
-advertise blog
-recruit people to post on blog
 
Creative Director
-Make flyers/posters for events
-Potentially design or field designs for t-shirts
-Design queerwes logo
 
Queer Retreat Coordinator
-Be involved in any and all things relating to queer retreat
 
Queer Prom Coordinator
-Be involved in any and all things relating to queer prom
 
Queer Intern 
(not up for election, it’s the wonderful KATY THOMPSON. She’s just super involved and should be mentioned)
 
*all position names can be happily changed. these are little too resume-esque. 
 
SO, IF YOU’D LIKE TO APPLY, EMAIL ME (irode@wesleyan.edu) WITH THESE THINGS BY JULY 13TH):
-Name
-Year
-Position(s) you’re interested in
-Leadership positions you’ve held previously
-Why are you interested? 
-What effect do you hope to have on queer life at Wes?
-Can you commit to this position all year? (Are you going abroad, etc.? It won’t factor into decision– just so we know!)
 
any positions receiving more than one application will be up for a vote!
 
It may sound intense to become involved but it’s really not. It’s a lot of fun AND doesn’t require anything more than hanging out with a bunch of cool queer kids. 
 
All the best my loves– get at me! 
Izzy

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WESFEST QUEER SOCIAL IS TOMORROW

FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH ,2013
2-3PM
DOWNEY HOUSE LOUNGE

Come meet and talk to pre-frosh about queer life at Wesleyan! Refreshments will be served.

(Facebook here)

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Donnie Collins

Donnie Collins is a Phi Alpha Tau brother at Emerson College who will be coming to Wesleyan to share his story about positive fraternity experiences as a transgender student.
After his insurance claim for top surgery was denied (this decision has since been revoked), the brothers of Phi Alpha Tau joined together and raised more than twice the amount of money needed to pay for their pledge’s top surgery. Donnie (now also a Tau brother) could not have been more grateful. In a society that frequently shames greek life for not being accepting, particularly of the queer community, it is refreshing to see an example of the positive impacts that greek life can have.
This event will be mostly Q&A so come with lots of questions!
Hosted by the Wesleyan Chapters of
Alpha Delta Phi,
Alpha Epsilon Pi,
Beta Theta Pi,
Delta Kappa Epsilon,
Eclectic,
Psi Upsilon and
Rho Epsilon Pi,
as well as Open House
Brought to you by the Queer Resource Center Interns
Sponsored by the Adelphic Educational Fund

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QUEER PROM IS TONIGHT

QUEERWES: COME TO PSI U AT 6PM TO DECORATE. Bring friends!
FB Event here

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

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April Convocation!

Date: April 1 (Tue)
Time: 4-6pm
Venue: Daniel Family Commons

Come join us in welcoming the intersecting identity month of April (Asian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, Queer, Disability Rights Month)! Enjoy some light refreshments as students, staff and faculty share their personal stories on their identities, discuss what April means and its importance today and into the future!

Opening Address – Queer Resource Center Interns
Student Reflection – Taylor Dauphin (Class of 2015)
Student Reflection – Ashe Kilbourne (Class of 2014)
Staff Reflection – Kora Shin (Assistant Dean of Admissions)
Student Reflection – JJ Mitchell (Class of 2015)
Closing Address – Queer Resource Center Interns

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A Slice with DAVID LEVITHAN

David Levithan, an award-winning young adult writer, is perhaps best known for his works Boy Meets Boy, Wide Awake, and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. He has been awarded two Lambda Literary Awards for excellence in LGBT literature. He is also the founding editor of PUSH, a part of Scholastic focused on new young adult writers and voices.

http://www.davidlevithan.com/

Pizza will be served.

Sponsored by Open House, the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing, and Amy Bloom, Wesleyan’s Kim-Frank Writer in Residence.

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