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Queer & Trans Students of Colour Discussion: Families
February 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
– What are some “traditional” ideals of ‘family’, ‘marriage’, and how do these ideas fit into expectations of our lives? How do we navigate these ideals as queer and trans people?
– How does your own relationship with your family affect your ability to express and explore your identity as a queer/trans person?
– What strategies can we use to navigate or deconstruct heteronormative and cisnormative ideas that emerge from within our families?
QTSOC (Queer & Trans Students of Colour) is a monthly discussion group for Black, Indigenous and other racialized UofT community members who identify as LGBTQ, gender non-conforming, two-spirit, third gender and intersex. As a group, we will talk about how the intersections of race, sexuality and gender affect our personal experiences and communities.
On February 17, join us for a screening and discussion about Andrew Ahn’s short film, Dol (First Birthday). We will discuss how the conventional ideas of ‘family’ exclude the narratives of queer and trans people. We will also consider how, as racialized people, our families affect the ways in which we express and explore our sexuality and gender identities. For a sneak peak, check out with Andrew Ahn on being a queer Asian filmmaker, and the process behind Dol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QWojLm8h9A
New and returning students across all three campuses are invited to meet other people and join in discussions that challenge racism, homophobia and transphobia.
This discussion is organized as part of an ongoing series to invite LGBTQ+ students of colour and students questioning their gender and sexual orientation together to build community and to share stories and new ideas. Come and tell us what you think would help to create more positive spaces and more inclusive conversations!
Snacks will be provided.