Open Topic

Wednesday, August 14th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor, Room 202
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!

Names

How did you decide what you respond to? How do you feel about nicknames? What is important to you to consider when naming something or someone?

There is not a Cubs game today!

Wednesday, July 31st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor, Room 202
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!

Stealth/Disclosure

What opportunities are there for you get to decide what to share with people? How do you respond to personal questions?

Wednesday, July 17th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor, Room 202(past the 2nd floor 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!

Open Topic

Catch all you cool beans later tonight!

Wednesday, July 10th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor, John Baran Hall (to the left of the 2nd floor 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!

Safe Spaces and Pride

GQC is as safe a space as we can make it. To this end, we ask ourselves “Safe for whom?”, and “Safe from what?” so that we can be intentional about what kind of space we are learning and growing in. Join the conversation tonight as we discuss safe spaces as we celebrate our pride in ourselves and each other.

Wednesday, June 5th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor, John Baran Hall (to the left of the 2nd floor 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!

Self Advocacy

There are lots of ways people can hurt us and diminish our autonomy, Many in society struggle with advocating for themselves, and being non cis often puts folks in a lower power position in many power dynamics in their life, be it in employment, relationships or bureaucracy. This meeting we will talk about advocating for yourself and explore the ways we can do more of it for ourselves.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor, John Baran Hall (to the left of the 2nd floor 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!

Events

We have a calendar of stuff to check out! What do you look for in events to know if it’s a good fit? What do you expect from events based on the language of who’s invited?

There is not a Cubs game at Wrigley today!

Wednesday, May 15th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor, John Baran Hall (to the left of the 2nd floor 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!

Sexuality

Very often on one’s gender journey, there is a realization about sexuality which comes first. As we continue on gender journey’s, that realization about sexuality can often start feeling complicated. What do words like “Straight” or “Gay” mean in the context of discovering a nonbinary/genderqueer/gender nonconforming gender? How do we interact with sexuality in a way that feels affirming to us? How can we affirm feelings of attraction while also recognizing the influence society has on our experiences of attraction? In particular there are many spaces which will advertise as being welcome to “everyone except cis-men” but then what about the queer folks who have partners who are cis-men or want to express sexuality towards cis-men? Let’s talk about sexuality from our own experiences! Share the parts that make us joyful, or the parts that make us confused, or some other emotion.

Wednesday, April 10, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor, John Baran Hall (to the left of the 2nd floor 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!

Relationships

How do you navigate relationships that bond over gender? What are some other options for words like “nephew” or “aunt”? Why might someone decide not to request them? How do you handle traditions?

Wednesday, Apr 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor, check with either desk for room number
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!

The Fluidity of Gender

Gender is complicated. For some of us it is static, for others it changes over time.Even for those who’s gender is static, time can give new insights into how a person feels about their gender. There are a lot of ways to present, internalize, and experience gender. Lets talk about how we engage with , explore and understand gender as we change.

Wednesday, March 27th , 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor, John Baran Hall (to the left of the 2nd floor 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!