March 22, 2017 in inQueery
Feed your brain AND your guilty pleasures.
March 13, 2017 in inQueery
Lesson 6 from Timothy Snyder is to speak your own mind, not somebody else’s.
March 8, 2017 in inQueery
When you think of the phrase “nature program,” what group of people do you imagine participating? Because of how our culture has defined the connotations of the word, I think about the young boys in the Boy Scouts. As you probably know, the Boy Scouts is not the most LGBTQ+ friendly organization. Though they lifted their ban on openly gay scouts and leaders, “it has allowed religious chartered organizations, which operate more than 70 percent of the Boy Scouts Scouting units, ‘to use religious …
February 13, 2017 in inQueery
The administration uses high-key language in order to scare you into letting them do what they want.
January 30, 2017 in inQueery
Timothy Snyder’s 3rd lesson in preserving democracy is to recall professional ethics. Do you know what your profession’s ethical codes are? How do you promote them?
January 24, 2017 in inQueery
Today’s spotlight is Stephanie, a front desk volunteer. Can you introduce yourself? My name is Stephanie and I use the pronouns she, her, hers even though I have struggled my entire life to fit in any box. I grew up in Asia and came to the US twenty years ago to pursue a degree in special education. I have lived in three continents and been in the US on and off for almost half my life now.I first stumbled upon the Pacific Center about a year ago while searching online for help and…
January 9, 2017 in inQueery
Q&P will feature a new series of lessons learned from European experiences of tyranny in the 20th century. Check back weekly for ways to prepare and respond to the oppression that 2017 may bring – and please participate in the conversation by commenting!
January 4, 2017 in inQueery
A shining, beautiful beacon of hope has, surprisingly, risen up from the trash and the rubble that was the outcome of the 2016 election: the overwhelming show of support that nearly every marginalized group gave to one another. I have never felt so unified within my own communities and with all others, and with every protest, community event, or meeting that I see or go to I feel better and better about the situation at hand. However, it is going to be important not to let our unity fissure in t…
December 7, 2016 in inQueery
Though not many know or realize it, intimate partner violence is an even bigger issue in the LGBTQIA+ community than it is in the cis and heterosexual communities.
November 30, 2016 in inQueery
One could say I live a sort of double life. On the streets, you can catch an Ezra with a grown-out ivy league haircut, straight-legged jeans. You might spot him running at the local track or lifting weights at the gym; you could even find yourself next to him on BART, his legs spread across the seats, the scent of his Men’s Degree closing in on your personal space. You might hate him just a little bit. But let’s say that he’s left his front door open behind him coming home from work, and you cli…
November 21, 2016 in inQueery
So, the Rainbow Community Center was broken into four times in two weeks during late September and early October. The East Bay Times has covered the story. Good for them. I didn’t see it elsewhere in the queer press, but that doesn’t prove it wasn’t there. KRON4 also broadcast it. In the course of the 4th breakin, the thieves also spray painted homophobic graffiti. And a week before the first break-in, a rock was thrown through the Center thrift store’s window. Lt. John Nunes of the Concord Po…
November 15, 2016 in inQueery
Wondering what to do next, given the uncertainty that has come with this election? The internet’s got you covered. Ariel Federow, a performance artist living in Brooklyn, NY, began a collaborative effort to create a plan of action. The “Oh Shit! What Should I Do Before January?” Guide is just that – an open document of resources and information to protect yourself and your legal/human rights under the new regime. It includes everything from health and we…