AGENDER TO ZE: EXPLORING TRANS* TERMINOLOGY
If you’ve ever found yourself a little lost in the jibber-jabber of gender or a bit lightheaded when it comes to new concepts, titles, definitions, and labels, then this is for you! Together we will explore concepts of self, trans* terminology, preferred pronouns (including gender-neutral options), and basic gender theory!
ALL POINTS SOUTH: YOUR SEXUALITY COMPASS
The ever-changing vocabulary of sexuality can leave us out of breath from trying to catch up. Here we will explore basic LGB/Queer+ terminology including identity labels, concepts of self, the difference between gender and sexuality, and what we mean by the different “alphabet soup” acronyms.
CREATING SAFE(R) SPACES
What makes a space safe and how do we create spaces that are safe for people of all identities at all times? What’s the difference between acceptance and tolerance and how do you tell which is which? Come participate in an guided discussion about creating and managing safe, respectful, and welcoming spaces for LGBTQ+ people. We’ll talk about the do’s and don’ts for allies, how respect multiple and conflicting identities, and what it means to call your space a safe space.
NEGOTIATION FOR INTROVERTS
Negotiation is important; we all know that, but for some of us with introversion or anxiety, negotiation can also be terrifying. Ever felt like you just freeze up when trying to talk to a partner? Or that you have too much to say and not enough structure to say it? You’re not alone! In this workshop we’ll look at ways to negotiate and express oneself that are off the beaten path including negotiation notebooks, hands-on learning, games, and active/guided listening techniques.
NEGOTIATING WITH DISABILITY – Co-Taught with Kailin
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Did you just say “queer?” Isn’t that a “bad word?” Let’s talk about the word “queer,” it’s background, its meanings, and how it’s used. Is it better, worse, or equal to LGBT or LGBTQ or LGBTQ+ or the variety of other acronyms that exist to describe people of alternative sexualities, genders, or identities? This will be a relaxed and informal discussion about the meaning(s) that words, terms, and acronyms have and how we grant those meaning(s) power.
QUEERING THE COCK
Delve into the universe of detachable dicks, queer cocks, and those that love them. What does it mean to own a non-biological cock? What things can you do with them and why and how? Discuss the emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual pleasure play with non-bio phallic objects can bring you and your partner(s).
ROLEQUEERING: D/s OR S/d?
We’ve been taught to think of relationship dynamics in the kink realm as strict categories and hierarchies and boxes, but what if that didn’t have to be the case? Come explore the world of rolequeering and see what it means to turn sexual roles, behaviors, and expectations on their heads!
Everyone’s got a horror story about their high school and middle school sex-ed classes, but what few people realize is that they’re not alone in feeling alienated, suffocated, or humiliated by these experiences. What we learn early in live sticks with us for better or worse. Come take the first step in un-learning sexual shame in this guided discussion about our previous sex-ed experiences and what they’ve taught us. Note: this is not a sex-education course; there will be no putting condoms on bananas.
THAT’S WHAT ZE SAID
He? She? Ey? Ze? They? What do I say? In this workshop we’ll look at the myriad of different English pronouns in existence today, where they come from, and how to use them. We’ll talk about ways to ask for pronouns, how to respect pronoun preferences, and how to wrap your head around alternative/gender-neutral pronoun options.
Come explore what gender is like around the world in this whirl-wind overview. We’ll take a glance at the myriad of cultures, both past and present, who see gender differently than we might conceptualize it. Come ready to bend your mind around complex and radical concepts and make sure to fasten your seatbelt for this wild ride! Note: This is not a 101 course, attendees must have a good grasp of gender theory and terminology to attend.