INSTITUTE NEWS & EVENTS
THIS SATURDAY! Join us for Artistic InQUEERies at Metal Arts Village!


The wait is finally over! Artistic InQUEERies is kicking off this  Saturday, Nov. 9th!!! From 6-9PM  come down to Metal Arts Village (3230 N Dodge Blvd) for an evening centering LGBTQ+ artistry and culture! Purchase artwork from local queer artists, catch drag performances, and peruse a wide array of goods and services offered by local queer vendors! Hungry or thirsty? Los Locos Tacos and Fat Noodle food trucks and the Hop Shop will be serving up delicious food and beverages for purchase! Artistic InQUEERies is free to attend , and all ages are welcome!

For more information, check out our Facebook page
Sign up for two upcoming ACE Workshops celebrating and empowering queer bodies!

Sex Toys 101: Queer Health Education & Empowerment with Erin Voss of Jellywink

Saturday, Nov. 9th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Haunted Hands |  3230 N Dodge Blvd #118
Free, Light refreshments provided

Are you curious about exploring sex toys for self-empowerment, but feel hesitant to buy something online or, perhaps, even more hesitant to visit a sex shop? In this workshop you'll get to educate yourself by seeing, touching, and learning about a wide range of toys for all bodies, in a non-binary, trans/intersex/queer-centric framework.  You'll also learn how to choose a lubricant, how to care for your toys, and how to practice safer sex when using toys with partners.  Bring your curiosity and leave informed and empowered to (literally) take your pleasure into your own hands.

Register for this workshop here . Visit the Jellywink Facebook page here.

Loving Our Queer Bodies: A Letter Writing Workshop with Kristen Nelson
Saturday, Nov. 9th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Haunted Hands | 3230 N Dodge Blvd #118
Free, Light refreshments provided
In this workshop, we will use letter writing as a tool to honor and to celebrate our bodies. Our bodies, the vessels that carry us through our lives, can be complicated sites of stored judgement for LGBTQIA+ folxs. Our bodies and our presentations are so often judged harshly by ourselves and others. Bring your fat body, your non-binary body, your queer body, your femme body, your butch body, your trans body, your any body to this workshop. We will work together to confront past judgement and celebrate our bodies.
Register for this workshop here.
iLGBTS congratulates GRA Ruben Zecena, recently published in  WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly

Ruben is a doctoral student in the department of Gender & Women's Studies and a Graduate Research Assistant at the Institute for LGBT Studies. His solo-authored piece, Migrating like a Queen: Visuality and Performance in the Trans Gay Caravan, has been featured in the newly released Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Women's Studies Quarterly. The piece "focus[es] on the 2017 Trans Gay Caravan as a form of performative political intervention..." and "...proposes the concept "migrating like a queen" to shed light on how trans women and gay men forge fierce relationalities to survive the gendered and sexual violence of migration" (Zecena, 2019. p.99).

Access the full article here
iLGBT Studies is proud to co-sponsor...
Creating Good Enough Containers: Queerness in Community Education 

Wednesday, Nov. 6th
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Center for Creative Photography | 
1030 N Olive Rd.
Free

In this talk, NYC-based artist Kerry Downey will explore what it means to be a younger queer art educator seeking to address systemic oppression while encouraging
unlimited play and experimentation in the classroom. Weaving between their interdisciplinary art practice and community-based art education projects, Downey
will look at the ways queerness has inspired forms of radical self-determination and interdependence. They will explore questions like: How do you create spaces that feel safe enough for the vulnerability of self expression? What's really involved in the politics of inclusion? What does the work of a white person committed to antiracism and decolonization entail on a personal and practical level in their teaching? 

Read more about this event and RSVP here.  
Meeting at the Intersection: The power of collective advocacy

Saturday, Nov. 9th
6:00PM - 9:00PM
ENR2 | 1064 E Lowell St
Free & open to public

Join Immigrant Resource Center for an evening with Trinice McNally! The evening will include a screening of DACAmented and discussion panel featuring Trinice and activists from UA and Tucson communities. 

Dinner will be provided to attendees.

Find more details here
Queer Conexiones: This Week!
UAHS Diversity & Inclusion Presents: Born This Way - An Introduction to Native American LGBTQ2S with Holly Figueroa

Wednesday, Nov. 6th, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BIO5, Rm 103| 1657 E Helen St
Free, Limited Seating

Holly Figueroa is a member of the Hopi/Ohkay Owingeh Tribe and is from the Sun Clan. She serves as Cultural Competency Administrator/Tribal Services for Steward Health Choice Arizona.She works to ensure that culturally appropriate services are delivered to all SHCA members and that providers meet the language needs of
those they serve. By the end of this presentation, you will be able to understand the acronym
LGBTQ2S accurately, appropriately identify
feelings & behaviors associated with the Coming Out process, define commonly used LGBTQ2S terminology and demonstrate positive "Ally" behavior.

RSVP for this event here
Check out this evening conversation centering humanitarian aid efforts from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sonoran Desert!

image description: flyer features two photographs--top: people hiking through Sonoran desert, bottom: a seascape with a person wearing a life vest and helmet in the foreground looking at two boats filled with people in the distance. Event text reads: Humanitarian Aid on the Border: From the Mediterranean Sea to the Sonoran Desert: a conversation with Haidi Sadik of Sea-Watch and Scott Warren of No More Deaths. Nov. 6th, 7:00PM, Grace St. Paul's, 2331 E Adams St.

  
**Please note that Scott Warren's federal re-trial for providing humanitarian aid begins on Nov. 7th. Support Scott by showing up and participating in this conversation! Learn more about this event and visit the No More Deaths/No Más Muertes Facebook page here.
Check out the upcoming Salas de Libros/ Literacy Café!

image description: background of flyer features multiple covers of novels. Event text reads: Salas de Libros Literacy Café. El Rio Center Pottery Room 6PM-8PM, Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Dec. 5, Dec. 12. An innovative, multi-generational community literacy project by and about LGBTQ communities for children, teens, and adults.  
Join the Graduate Students of Color Collective at their next business meeting!

image description: Yellow flyer with a lightbulb in the center. Black event text reads: Graduate students of Color Collective business meeting, Come to our monthly business meeting where we will discuss events for the end of the semester and early Spring! 11.7.19, 1-2PM, Chavez Building Room 204.
LGBTQ+ Resource Center Presents: Queer Sex Ed!

image description: Pink flyer with yellow accents. Event text reads: LGBTQ+ Resource Center Presents: Queer Sex Ed! Date: Friday, November 8th, Time: 12:00-2:00, Location: LGBTQ+ Resource Center. Come chat with SAAF about all things queer sex ed. Bring all your questions! Free food will be provided. Sponsored by Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) and LGBTQ Affairs.
TransFormations by Martie van der Voort

Next showing: Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2019
7:30 PM
St. Francis in the Foothills|  4625 E. River Road
5.00 for UA, Pima CC or HS students w/ID; 25.00 General Admission 

Local actor and genderqueer playwright Martie van der Voort movingly plays transgender folks and their loved ones, in the setting of a support group.  TransFormations has been performed to acclaim both in Tucson and in cities around the nation, but this will be its first full run!  Produced in partnership with St. Francis Creative Arts Committee and directed by Tom Slauson. TransFormations is currently running on Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays (7:30pm) and Sundays (3:00pm) through November 17th. 5% of gross ticket sales will be donated to the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA). Attendees are encouraged to dress to celebrate their diverse gender identities!

Purchase tickets for this event here
CALLS, CONFERENCES, CLASSES and FUNDING
Now Accepting Applications: Annual Trans Surgery Fund from Point of Pride! 

Deadline: November 30th 11:59 EST

Surgery is a life-changing experience for many trans folks, not only positively affecting our self-confidence and body image, but also our ability to live freely and authentically when out in public, at the workplace, and at school. Point of Pride's Annual Transgender Surgery Fund is a scholarship-like program that provides direct financial assistance to trans folks who cannot afford their gender-affirming surgery.  The Surgery Fund aims to connect as many recipients as possible with the care they urgently need to live authentic lives. 

Read more details about this program here
Letter correspondence requested! Help support Grace!

Grace identifies as a trans woman and is being currently detained in federal prison in Tucson, AZ. Friends of Grace have reached out to our community to garner support for her during this very difficult time in her life. Letter correspondence and supportive visitors are especially requested. For more information on how to correspond with or visit Grace, contact iLGBTS program coordinator Sarah Maaske (smaaske@email.arizona.edu).

Mark Your Calendar!
Join FORCE for SlutWalk 2019!

image description: Pink flyer with purple border, featuring raised fists with varying skin colors, jewelry, nail art, and tattoos. Event text reads: SlutWalk, Wednesday, November 13th, 2019. The radical notion that no one deserves to be raped.
Check out Equality Arizona/the Coronado's Trans Week of Celebration events!

image description: flyer background features transgender flag (light blue, pink, and white stripes), with Equality Arizona and the Coronado logos in upper left and right corners. Event text reads: Trans Week of Celebration, November 15th-19th. 5 nights celebrating trans lives & leading up to the transgender day of remembrance. LGBTQ+ films, gender affirming clothing exchange, drag shows, poetry slam, trivia & games, special edition of vinyl voices. @thecoronadophx
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