QSU 21/08 – This week: Talking Round about Relationship Anarchy from a QueerFem Perspective

a purple header. in the middle are light blue freckles as a background for a text saying: relationship anachy from a queerfem perspectove. below is a short disclaimer in lgiht pink about cis-hets participation only with limited access. on the right upper corner there is an relationshipanarchysymbold that is queered. (it is a heart with an A in it, and there are the arrows of the transfeminismsymbol on it)
This week: Talking Round about Relationship Anarchy from a QueerFem perspective! (English)
Foreword: !COVID19 safety measurements and restriction have changed!
Inside a restaurant max. 6 people are allowed. We ain’t a restaurant but our place is quite small – We hope for no rain, thus we can sit outside with appropriate distance. Please take your own mondkapje for safety. (if you forgot or still decide to come, we have some at the bookstore as well). We’ll do our best to facilitate it as covid19 and machosafe as possible.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible through the restaurant (there is also a suitable toilet). If you need anything special event- or locationrelated during or before or after the event, let us know.
Next Tramstation is Anna Bijnslaan. Adress is Beatrijsstraat 12! Parking is difficult but possible in the surroundings.
For Allergics: 2 cats live in De Samenscholing. Let us know is we can make it any better for you.
This week we will talk about Relationship Anarchy.
What will it be about?
The content will be mainly related to a paper called ‘Thinking Relationship Anarchy from a Queer Feminist Approach’.
It is a text from 2018 by Roma De las Heras Gómez (you can find it under this link https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1360780418811965 or in this one ). She is a bi-lesbian feminist activist for non-conventional relationships and works on sex education and relationship anarchy.
The text is sociological research. We’re gonna make it more accessible in language. It is influenced by lesbian feminism and sexual theory.
Interesting to know: Relationship Anarchy is a philosophy of love but also a way of structuring affective bonds, breaking with norms and a political philosophy – we’ll go deeper into that last point on friday!
Which format will it take?
We will talk about the text, there will be a introduction and or small summary of it. We could also combine it with reading or findings of your own about this topic, so feel free to bring what you know and feel invited to read the text beforehand 🙂
!!! To our non queer participants !!!:
This session will be a discussion by and for queers – meaning that priority will be given to queer people. People who do not identify as queer and who wish to participate nevertheless can send an email beforehand (queerspreekuur@riseup.net). We will let you know by Friday 14.00 if the situation allows for your presence or not.
xoxo QSU

Queer Spreek Uur: queer resistance to gentrification.

LGBT communities have been blamed as a source of gentrification. However, queer neighbourhoods have also had to fight against it. We will be reading/watching/listening to media related to the ambivalent role of queers in the issue of gentrification.

The plan for the evening is:

1. Talk about how queers are being gentrified out of London, particularly in SoHo.
2. Discuss how queer oriented tourism in Amsterdam is gentrifying the city.
3. Have a discussion on queer resistance to gentrification.

Meeting is on Friday at 19.00 at the Opstand, Beatrijsstraat 12. Discussion starts around 20.00.

A reminder that the QSU people are recognizable by their big LGTBI-flag buttons and you can approach them every Friday from 19.00 onwards with any questions about queerness. Non queers are also welcome both to the questions and to the discussion.

Stonewall Riots!

This week at the Queer Spreek Uur: Stonewall Riots!


19.00 Open office hour – come in with all your questions, struggles and anger; we’re here to listen 🙂
The QSU team will be sitting in the Opstand and recognisable by their rainbow buttons. You can approach any and all of us with your questions.

20.00 Movie Screening – Happy Birthday, Masha! a short fiction movie about the hours that preceded Marsha P. Johnson’s death, followed by Before Stonewall a documentary that retraces LGBTI+ history prior to Stonewall.

21.30 Discussion round: What is so powerful about the myths like the Stonewall Riots, especially in constructing a queer resistance?

P.S.: we now hav17/queer-spreekuur-qsu/e an email address. Shoot us your questions, wishes and/or recommendations: queerspreekuur@riseup.net


Deze week tijdens de Queer Spreek Uur: de Stonewall Rellen!


19.00: Vrije Spreek Uur – kom binnen met al je vragen, dingen waar je mee worstelt of woede tegen het systeem, wij zijn hier om te luisteren. De QSU mensen zullen in de Opstand zitten, en herkenbaar zijn aan hun regenboog buttons. Je kan ons benaderen voor al je vragen.

20.00 Film screening – Happy Birthday Marsha! een kort fictie film over de uren die de Stonewall rellen hebben voorgegaan en daarna Before Stonewall een documentaire dat LHBTI+ geschiedenis tot en met Stonewall naloopt.

21.30 discussie rondom de thema: wat is de kracht van mythes zoals de Stonewall Rellen in het opbouwen van queer verzet?

P.S.: wij hebben nu een email adres. Stuur ons je vragen, wensen en/of aanraders: queerspreekuur@riseup.net

Queer Spreekuur! QSU!

****UPDATE October 2020****
Events will take place biweekly (happy bi visibiliy!) and on a new location! check out contact page on how to get the infos. We also have RSVP (reservation sil vous plait therefore informal reserving a place via email) for our events because of several reasons.
if you want to subscribe to our mailinglist to get nieuws and updates every 2 weeks once about what were gonna do, contact us via our email 🙂

Evenementen gaan vanaf nu elke twee weken in plaats van elke week plaatsvinden! Ook hebben we een nieuwe locatie, en gaan vanwegen Covid19 op reservering (informeel, via email).
Als je evenement aankondigingen wilt ontvangen, kan je graag subscribe-en na onze mailinglijst.
Voor al die informatie kijk op onze contact pagina 🙂

A flyer in portrait format, with jellyfish as background , in the front white font with information that si to be found in the text as well>>> Launch of the QueerSpreekUur, from now on every Friday in the Opstand ! <<<

Last Friday we launched the first of our queer evenings, with a documentary retracing the trajectories of queercore “how to punk a revolution”. Watching this documentary was another reminder of the importance of digging out our queer history and doing archival work to remember that we’ve existed through the ages and that we’ve resisted throughout time.
We’ve been systematically killed, hunted down and shamed, erased from history and overwritten by hegemonic culture. But don’t believe we’ve been sitting silently, waiting to appear only when capitalism would find a way to commodify our deviant bodies and desires. In the shadows of homophobia, misogyny and transphobia we’ve been making our own history. Working in the night, we’ve been crafting a language and a way of being that could escape the forces keeping us down, finding the words to yell our coming into being and shake down the reigning order.

Because, when your existence itself is at stake you have no choice but to fight. Our desires make us outcasts and fuel our anger.
We are queer, queer as in against the state and capitalism, queer as in against borders and racism/islamophobia, queer as in against pinkwashing and the use of our desires to justify horrendous and discriminatory politics.

Another thing to remember from this movie: the power of imagination and how our desires can shape the reality we live in. Unsatisfied with their surroundings, these punks pretended what they wanted already existed and made it happen. We’ll keep that in mind during the following queer nights and let ourselves be inspired by their actions.

Welcome to QueerSpreekUur, come along to queer anarchism together. Every Friday at 18.30 in the anarchist bookstore Beatrijsstraat 12. Any questions or requests? Mail us! queerspreekuur@riseup.net
Queer liberation is for everyone!