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Q21: A Conversation Café – Life Milestones & Queer Adulting

January 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


– When you were growing up, what were some of the “major life milestones” you were expected to meet? At what age should you have achieved them?
– Where does the pressure to meet all these expectations come from?
– How has your queer identity and experiences impacted your relationship to “normal” life milestones?
– What kind of future possibilities do you actually want for yourself?

At this session, we will be chatting about our relationships to “life milestones.” From first kisses, to landing your dream job, to buying your first house, to having kids, there sure are a lot of assumptions about what should happen in your life and when it should all happen for you.

Join us in discussing how our queer identities and experiences influence our relationships with “normal” life milestones. We will be talking about the weight of expectations, but also what makes us excited for the future. Let’s explore the worlds of possibility that we (and other LGBTQ+ folks) create for ourselves everyday. Have your goals and life milestones changed for you as you have gotten older? Come tell us what you are excited about experiencing in the (near and far) future!

Sabrina is a 3rd-year student doing a specialist in Women and Gender Studies and a major in Sexual Diversity Studies. All their interests can basically be summed up as being 1) extremely lesbian and 2) really into academia. They are also the project lead for Q21 this year!

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Back for its 7th year, Q21: A Conversation Café is your weekly opportunity to connect with students and guest facilitators about the topics on our minds. Q21 will take place every Thursday from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Each week will have a theme and a new guest facilitator.

Be part of the discussion.
Eat the snacks.

To find out more about Q21 and our Frequently Asked Questions, visit our Q21 Program page: https://sgdo.utoronto.ca/programs/q21/


January 17
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Sexual & Gender Diversity Office


21 Sussex Avenue, Room 421
21 Sussex Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5S1J6 Canada
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