WOW, it was wonderful meeting up with Texan Genderforkers on Sunday. So inspiring to connect and talk about what life is like down here in the land of cowboy hats and large belt buckles for folks who don’t fit neatly into a gender box. I learned a lot (and was handed a brilliant idea for a new feature on the site, so stay tuned for that)!
And now I’m getting nudges from wonderful people in other places about having meetups in their towns, too. We need to hang out with each other more. Got it. Let’s keep thinking about this…
A few thoughts come immediately to mind…
I’ll be speaking at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania on April 9th about ambiguity in gender and sexuality (and will include some content from this site in that talk). If you’ll be in that area, please email me for more details.
If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have the almost-equivalent of a Genderfork meetup once a month. It’s called the Queer Open Mic (I’m a co-host), and it’s currently running every fourth friday at Modern Times Bookstore. The crowd is really, truly wonderful, and it has been my second family for a few years now. I hope you can make it sometime.
There’s an awesome queer/genderqueer all-cities community calendar getting started now called The Queerist. I strongly encourage you to post local events to it (it provides GORGEOUS description pages that you can direct people to for your event), and check it regularly for things in your area.
Knowing each other makes everything else we do much easier. I look forward to meeting more of you.
Posted by Sarah Dopp on March 17th, 2009 at 10:37 am