Queer Collaborations is a conference run by queer students about queer student issues. This year it’s running in Adelaide from the 2nd to 8th of July. Tomorrow we’ll be holding an info session at 5pm in the Queer Lounge for students who want to attend. You’ll learn all about what QC is, how we’re organising your flights and accommodation, and how much you have to pay (not much). Come along!
“We don’t need to justify ourselves to anyone. We don’t need a reason to be queer. Maybe we were born this way, maybe we weren’t. Maybe sexuality is fluid for some people and not for others. It’s totally irrelevant either way. The message we need to send to heterosexists is not that our sexuality was foisted upon us and that they should be “tolerant” and “understanding”. The message is: our sexuality is perfectly valid and none of your business, we offer you no excuses, and we are never going away.”—
It’s annoying that at the time that queer students are overworked and stressed and need support the most, I’m also overworked and stressed and can’t provide as much support as I want to. What are some low-key ways the Queer Department can help you out during this hectic time?
“As we age, the web tightens. The gender transgressions of infancy are no longer as amusing or accepted in childhood; childhoods are increasingly unwelcome by puberty; and the gender experimentation of puberty must be abandoned by early adulthood, when all young men and women are expected to be… men and women.
And only men and women. This ostensibly “natural” progression, inexorably producing men from males and women from females, consumes an extraordinary investment of social resources. Others devote time and energy regulating our gender, and we spend an even greater amount learning, rehearsing, exploring, and perfecting our gender. By adulthood, our role is inhabited so completely that it feels inevitable. And should the experimentation of childhood inadvertantly re-emerge, we find it awkward, embarrassing, and even threatening.”—Riki Wilchins, “GENDERqUEER: Voices From Beyond the Sexual Binary”, pg. 12 (via littleelk)
a fine arts student at uni asked me to help him with an art project. he wants me to have sex in clay in a gallery and i need to find someone to do it with me. my new pick up line will be, “hey want to fuck me for art?”.