Monthly Archives: November 2012

Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends

http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6846855/gay-men-will-marry-your-girlfriends

OH Megan referenced this video during her talk on Thursday and a few members talked about it last Wednesday. Some said it was hilarious. Some said it makes a misplaced or unproductive stereotype of gay men.

What do you think?

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by | November 18, 2012 · 5:06 pm

QUEERWES MEETING MINUTES 11/14 THAT WERE LOST THEN RECOVERED

1. QUEER RETREAT will be taking place SATURDAY DECEMBER 1ST to SUNDAY DECEMBER 2ND (provided we get SBC funding)

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, contact atatarian@wesleyan.edu for details.

Thanks to Amelia T. and Dylan T-L. for all the awesome work on the retreat.

2. QueerWes within Wesleyan– what are our goals on campus?

3. Mission Statement: sticking with
“QueerWes is Wesleyan’s newest queer group on campus. Our aim is to create an all-inclusive, cohesive group of queer persons and allies on Wesleyan’s campus in order to better organize, communicate, and enhance queer life at Wes in any way we can.”

4. Blog. WE LOVE IT. WE WANT MORE OF IT.

5. Intersectional Events
Gay Muslim speaker?
Open Discussion on Race and Sexuality co-sponsored by SPECTRUM?
keep thinking of ideas!

6. How to improve queer events
More off campus!
Queer social life
or socialize queer life?

EVENTS:
Justice for Queers: A Discussion with Margot Weiss
6pm
Wednesday, November 28th

QUEER RETREAT

all the queer love, y’all
<3 queerwes

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END OF THE WORLD THEMED PARTY

END OF THE WORLD

DRESSED AS GAY MARRIAGE

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Ali Forney Drop-In Center Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

Dear Friends,

On Friday we were finally able to inspect our drop-in center in Chelsea, half a block from the Hudson River. Our worst fears were realized; everything was destroyed and the space is uninhabitable. The water level went four feet high, destroying our phones, computers, refrigerator, food and supplies.

This is a terrible tragedy for the homeless LGBT youth we serve there. This space was dedicated to our most vulnerable kids, the thousands stranded on the streets without shelter, and was a place where they received food, showers, clothing, medical care, HIV testing and treatment, and mental health and substance abuse services. Basically a lifeline for LGBT kids whose lives are in danger.

We are currently scrambling for a plan to provide care to these desperate kids while we prepare to ultimately move into a larger space that will better meet our needs. The NYC LGBT Center has very kindly and generously offered to let us temporarily use some of their space, and we hope to determine the viability of that on Monday. Also,  I am especially thankful that none of our housing sites were affected by the hurricane and that none of our clients or staff were injured by the storm.

It is heartbreaking to see this space come to such a sad end. For the past seven years it has been a place of refuge to thousands of kids reeling from being thrown away by their parents for being LGBT. For many of these kids coming to our drop-in center provided  their first encounter with a loving and affirming LGBT community.

I thank all of you for your care and support in a most difficult time.

– Carl Siciliano

You can donate here.

Quote take from here

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QueerWes Meeting Notes, November 7th

So, due to a snow storm and Cherríe Moraga being in town as Ajùa Campos’s Keynote Speaker, the QueerWes meeting this week didn’t really happen. Here’s all you need to know:

1) Queer Retreat is currently scheduled for December 2nd-3rd. Keep an eye out for more information! And if you have any great suggestions for activities, let us know!

2) If you’d like to be a part of the QueerWes blog, email irode@wesleyan.edu!

3) We’re considering writing a letter to be put in all Wesleyan mailboxes to tell all students about the queer resources available at Wes. We think this might be a great idea so that we can be sure every student is aware of what’s available. If you have any interest in contributing to the statement, which should consist of our expressing our inclusivity, the fluidity of queer identities, and a general welcome to be part of QueerWes and queer life, then let Izzy know! Other resources we plan on including are
-QRC location and interns
-establishing that QueerWes meetings and nights always take place on Wednesdays at 7:30pm
-the endless acronym listserv exists
-letting everyone know Open House is located at 154 Church
and potentially anything else you think should be included.

4) Margot Weiss is going to facilitate a QueerWes-sponsored discussion around the subject of “Justice for Queers” on November 28th @6pm in the Open House living room (Bayit living room if OHo fills up like last time). Dinner will be served!

And that’s it for now, folks. See you next Wednesday!

Oh, and happy election week, yo:

Fun fact: One time the man I always buy from at Sunoco asked me if I was related to Rachel Maddow.

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Invisible Parents

This video is being used in the UK to bring to light the discrimination faced by same-sex families.

(P.S. Have the tissue box ready)

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As members of a marginalized population, we must recognize the institutionalized discrimination that exists in our country and on Wesleyan’s campus for many populations beyond the queer. I think we all should take part and support at this incredible discussion on Monday.

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by | November 8, 2012 · 1:33 pm