Hey all! Would you like to get more involved in QSA? Is all you want to get is a little bit “Closer”? Want to go to meetings about meetings? Then run for a position! We are currently looking: Historian, Secretary, Social Chair(s), Treasurer, Outreach.
Also, join for our end of semester post-election banquet!
This event is ADA accessible and ASUC sponsored
revlis-shaed asked: I run another QSA college group and i'm looking for some good activity ideas (the club currently stinks). What are some of your best activities done?
Hi there! We would be more than happy to help you. Below is a list of our meetings for this past semester. Feel free to look over it. Hopefully you will find a meeting or two helpful for your club. If you have any questions please feel free to ask us!
Queer @ “Your College Name” 101
QSA Snow Day: Dress up in boots and flannels, make s’mores, ice-themed icebreaker, board games
Queer Representation in the Media
National Coming Out Day Puzzle/Story (make a puzzle where everyone gets to decorate the pieces and everyone gets to put them together as one group; and if comfortable members share their coming out stories, i.e. coming out for anything, incl. gender/sexual identity)
Self-Care Through Slam Poetry Meeting
Ace Panel - Asexuality Panel
Halloween Themed Meeting (Spooky Sweets)
Queer Shorts - Showed Queer Themed Short Films on Youtube
Relationship Empowerment/Healthy Relationship Workshop
Trans* Awareness Meeting
Thanksgiving Meeting Incl. Games (Turkey Treats)
Elections + Banquet (aka going out to eat food)
Hope this helps! :)
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Someone asked us:
My girlfriend is trans and has been doing hormone replacement therapy for about a year. About how likely is it that she can still get me pregnant?
The short and simple answer is: anytime your girlfriend’s semen° (cum) gets into your vagina° or onto your vulva°, you’re at risk for pregnancy.
The fertility of a trans woman or trans* feminine person depends on how they’ve decided to transition. Some trans women lose their ability to create a pregnancy, and some have no change in their fertility at all. Many end up falling somewhere in between.
So how does Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) affect this?
Each person’s body responds differently to HRT. It usually lowers the ability to get or keep an erection, and could also reduce sperm count. But don’t rely on HRT as a form of birth control by itself. If you want to avoid pregnancy, you and your girlfriend should explore all your birth control options. Luckily, there are lots out there!
You can use one of many types of hormonal birth control (such as the pill, shot, implant, Mirena IUD), or the non-hormonal (ParaGard) IUD.
Barriers, like condoms, are another option (and the only way to prevent STDs as well as pregnancy).
Since people taking HRT can have trouble getting erections, condoms that go onto the penis° may slip off. A good alternative is an internal condom (also known by its brand name, the FC2 Female Condom®). These condoms are worn inside a vagina° or anus, so you’ll still be protected from pregnancy and STDs even if your partner’s erection comes and goes.
-Mylanie at PPFA
°These may not be the terms that you use to describe your own bodies, but we hope that the information in this answer is still clear enough to help you and your girlfriend make a well-informed decision.
— Leila Khaled in “My People Shall Live” (via pintu)
Do you want to learn more about trans* folks, trans* terminology, or trans* identities? Are you looking to engage in some super cool discussions about gender identity and expression? Are you searching for ways to be a better ally to trans* peeps? Then golly do we have the workshop for you! QSA presents: Trans* 101 Workshop, facilitated by GenEq. Come on down and learn (or contribute)! THIS Tuesday, November 19th, from 7:30-9pm in 234 Dwinelle.
C u then!
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HEY LOOK AT DIS CANADIAN TING: http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/new-campaign-advocates-trans-healthcare-ns/16207