Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

November 27, 2013 in inQueery

Transgender Day of Remembrance honors our transgender brothers, sisters and kinfolk for all that they are or were, for those we have lost. They are in our hearts and minds everyday but it is important to have a nationally recognized day to spread awareness about the specific struggles they face. May those we have lost rest in peace and those we still have with us be safe.

GRL: Keeping Our Community Strong

November 20, 2013 in inQueery

We follow up with GRL, the sorority on the UC Berkeley campus for those who self-identify as queer and female and their allies. They had chosen us as their philanthropic project this year. The Pacific Center chats with them on what community means to them.

Breaking the Girls: A Film Review

July 17, 2013 in inQueery

An edgy new lesbian film debuted at Frameline 2013. The film isn’t just about a sapphic love affair, but is also an intense ride full of murder, deception and desire. InQueery blog staff editor Jax reviews ‘Breaking The Girls.’ The film opens this August, be sure to check it out!

InQueery News Live!

June 12, 2013 in inQueery

This week’s article is the first of an ongoing series called InQueery News, which will occur once a month and which will feature a discussion between members of the InQueery staff as they talk about hot-topics in the community and media. For this first segment, blog staff members, Leo, Katie, and Ben, sat down to discuss San Francisco’s celebration and recent headlining LGBT news.

Trickle-Down Rights (Part 2)

April 29, 2013 in inQueery

Thatcher recently gained additional funding from the Haas Scholars Program in order to travel to Austin, Texas, where he will conduct additional interviews and expand the scope of his research. Travelling to Austin—considered a “liberal hub” of Texas—will enable him to explore the impact of “regionality” on shaping the attitudes toward the LGBT rights movement. This perspective is necessary, as he elucidates, because: A lot of LGBT research, or queer research, is done in the bay area, and while …

Trickle-Down Rights (Part 1)

April 24, 2013 in inQueery

The increasingly publicized debates around same-sex marriage have recently left the LGBTQ rights movement open to scrutiny; while many have demonstrated their support for this agenda, some remain skeptical of the emphasis mainstream political leaders are placing on the right to marry. Thatcher Combs—a junior sociology major at UC Berkeley—falls into this latter, and arguably, smaller group. During the Fall 2012 semester, Thatcher was awarded a fellowship from UC Berkeley’s McNnair Scholars Progr…

Out in Academia: Interview with Prof. Juana María Rodríguez

April 17, 2013 in inQueery

This is the first interview of an ongoing series that deals with the question of LGBT visibility in the university classroom; an issue that I, as an out and visibly queer graduate student, have been interested in for a long time. I wanted to find out more about how professors and graduate students present themselves to their students and why. The question I then center these interviews around is that of identity and outness in the classroom. In this fluid and informal interview—you’ll hear quite…

Cock Talk (Part 2)

March 27, 2013 in inQueery

In the first part of this article we laid out some of the options available for transgender individuals in pursuing varying methods to express their gender identity. This second part provides a more detailed and intricate discussion of the kinds of access, resources available to, and challenges transgender people face when pursuing medical procedures to physically change their bodies to match their gender identity, as well as Zander Keig’s positive experiences of these surgeries. Insurance Chall…

Cock Talk (Part 1)

March 20, 2013 in inQueery

Zander Keig gave his presentation, Cock Talk, to a packed Cal classroom on a cool Saturday afternoon. And talk about cocks he certainly did. His presentation at the Transgender Law Center’s Weekend Summit was one of many that aimed to raise awareness of the health, legal, and social issues that are pertinent to the transgender community

Empowering the Oppressed

March 6, 2013 in inQueery

A UC Berkeley classroom is transformed into a stage for activism and education under the title “Theatre of the Oppressed: Gender Justice LA.”

GRLs on Fire

February 28, 2013 in inQueery

The Pacific Center for Human Growth is excited and honored to announce that Gamma Rho Lambda (GRL) has chosen us to be their philanthropy project. We’d like to take a minute to express our appreciation and tell you a little bit about GRL

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