U of G is marking Queer Identities Week with a series of events and activities that include a discussion of queers in athletics titled “Playing for the Other Side” Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. in Peter Clark Hall.
“This week recognizes the unity of those identified as queer, as well as the diversity and unique perspectives that we all bring to the table,” says organizer Scott Clarke of the Central Student Association's human rights office.
Dave Mitchell, events co-ordinator for Guelph Queer Equality, adds: “It's important for queer people on this campus to be visible, and we hope to continue challenging assumptions and exposing queer perspectives and experiences that are all too often silenced.”
Also slated for Oct. 27 are a transgender workshop on issues specific to the trans community and queer inclusivity from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room 441 of the University Centre, and a queer-positive dance party and fundraiser hosted by CFRU 93.3 FM at 9 p.m. at the Bookshelf. Tickets are $15 at the door.
On Oct. 28, Loree Erickson leads a “Sex/uality and DisAbility” workshop, a discussion of gender, sex and sexuality in the lives of people with disabilities, from 1 to 3 p.m. in UC 441. At 8 p.m., Ed Video at 16A Wyndham St. presents “Flesh of the World.” On Oct. 29, a queer- positive soccer game runs from 1 to 3 p.m. For the field location, send e-mail to email@example.com.
The week wraps up Nov. 1 with a day of queer radio programming on CFRU.
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