Kristin and Danielle of everyoneisgay.com fame mentioned this wheel diagram (which is from Gayle Rubin’s article “Thinking Sex”) when they visited here. Society’s conceptions of “acceptable sex” are placed on the inside— on the outside is “unacceptable sex.” It’s pretty interesting to see visualized the huge number of ways we judge people based on sexual proclivities.

OUTspoken on Thursday

OutSpoken is a weekly informal, confidential, safe, judgment-free support group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer, and Questioning students. This interactive group will explore issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, specifically coming out, transitioning, connecting with family and friends, and creating relationships.

Every Thursday

Wilder 215  12:30-2:00

 

Come join OQWC at the ‘Sco this Tuesday! Here are all the deets.

Come join the Rhinos and friends as we spend a night celebrating the life of Rachel “Prospie” Avcioglu and raise money to donate to GLSEN (the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) in her memory. This event is gonna be ragin’ and full of Rachel’s spirit, so come out and celebrate with us!

There will be a sliding scale required donation at the door of $2-5, with FREE BEER, root beer, and snacks inside. DJ Becca Kahn Bloch will be providing the Top 40 tunes for you to get down on, and we’ll be hosting a raffle with sweet prizes, including but not limited to: 3 posters for Everyone is Gay signed by Kristin and Dannielle, topless Rhino calendars, and lots of glitter. There will also be rhinos with spray cans running around the event ready to glitter down anybody who wants to look fabulous.

Come out, rage, and remember one hell of a life with us as we raise money together for an excellent cause!

Did we mention there will be free beer?

Sponsored by:
The Rhinos Rugby Team
The Gruffs Men’s Rugby Team
The Oberlin Review
Oberlin Queer Wellness Coalition
Composition and Rhetoric Department
Office of Spiritual Life
Club Sports Council


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Andrea Gibson is a world-renowned slam poet. This is her poem Ashes. 

(She came to Oberlin last Saturday and the Cat in the Cream was probably a fire hazard due to the bodies.) 

I'm from Driftwood

Nathan Manske, creator of ImFromDriftwood.com, traveled to all 50 states over the course of 4 months collecting LGBT stories from the smallest towns and biggest cities across America. Come hear what he learned about the LGBT community, as well as the straight community’s thoughts towards LGBTers, as he shares his stories from the road. You’ll hear about an unlikely ally in small-town Oklahoma, an eerie Grindr encounter at a house in West Virginia, his journey to Sarah Palin’s house in Wasilla and a whole lot more. He collected over 170 Video Stories on the Tour, several which he’ll be sharing in the presentation. The stories are sometimes funny, sometimes emotional but always genuine, giving you a rare glimpse inside the lives of LGBT America today.

Thursday, November 3,

8pm

King 106

( event sponsored by Lambda Union)

National Coming Out Day/Week at Oberlin!

So many events.

Monday 10/10

12 PM - 4 PM @ Wilder 208 (MRC)- LGBTQ Themed T-shirt Making Party

8:30 PM @ King 306-  Dannielle and Kristin from everyoneisgay.com are coming!           (sponsored by OQWC)

Tuesday 10/11

It’s National Coming Out Day!!!!

4-7 PM @ Wilder Porch-Oberlin LGBTQ and Ally Community Picture

7-10 PM @ The Cat in the Cream- NCOD Open Mic Night

10 PM- 1 AM @ The ‘Sco- Celebration of NCOD (and tons of dancing)

Wednesday 10/12

4:30 PM @ King 106- “Coming into Queerness” Student Panel Discussion

Trans Day of Remembrance: Open mic and Vigil
Sunday, November 20th in the Edmonia Lewis Center at 6:00pm Come remember and celebrate the lives of those who have been victims of transphobic violence.  We invite you to share music, readings, etc as a part of the ope mic and ask that individuals who will be performing/sharing come half an hour early, at 7:00pm.  This event is sponsored by the Transgender Advocacy Group, The Edmonia Lewis Center for Women and Transgender People, and the Multicultural Resource Center. 
OUTspoken on Thursday

OUTspoken is a weekly informal, confidential, safe, judgment-free support group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer, and Questioning students. This interactive group will explore issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, specifically coming out, transitioning, connecting with family and friends, and creating relationships. Co-facilitated by Asher Kolieboi (Multicultural Resource Ctr) and Katharine Hahn (Counseling Ctr).

When: Thursday October 20, 12:30-2:00 PM

Where: Wilder 215

We Were Here: The AIDS Years in San Francisco

A World AIDS Week 2011 event:

Tonight ( November 28, 2011)
8:30 pm
West Lecture Hall

This award winning documentary film takes am unprecedented deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.

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Nervous But Excited! They came to Oberlin on Sunday night! If you’re looking for new favorite queer folk-y bands….. done. 

Faces of Allyship Photoshoot
November 11th - November 18th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in Wilder Are you an ally? Come out and be a part of a photo project that seeks to highlight allyship at Oberlin.  Look for our table outside (or in the basement of) Wilder Hall everyday this week and show folks what allyship really looks like!
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