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Querelle '06

Querelle is the annual companion publication to Queer Collaborations (QC,  the National Queer Students' Conference see qc_community), and is launched during the event. Querelle spotlights issues, stories and ideas that are meaningful to Queer students, and highlights the creative talents of those contributing. Are you a gay lesbian bi trans queer student? Got something you’d like to say? Submit any or all of the following:

  • Articles about issues you consider important;
  • Biographical accounts of any aspect to being queer, either of yourself, or your heroes or other persons of note;
  • Fiction;
  • Poetry;
  • Photos or Spot Illustrations;
  • Comics; or
  • Anything else that's original, that you can put together for publication.

Don’t wait until the last minute; get your contribution in today!

The  current deadline is 16th June 2006.

For submission guidelines, browse…

queerelle

...or e-mail...

Editor Querelle 

...today!

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Newcastle Contingent

We had our last meeting last night before arriving in Perth for QC. Everyone got a box with pressies in it (contact cards, sweets and safe sex packs), and a personalised folder full of information about Perth. I showed folk where everything is on a large scale map of Perth (I used to live there until 1996).

We also chatted and lounged around. I talked comics with Ben, and Thom had his hair dyed (see below). Yahoo - Perth, here we come!

(Thom sits patiently) (a group affair)
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Hello!

*waves*

I'm facilitating a QC workshop called Slash 101: Queer experiences in fandom.

I'm also really hoping that'll just be a starting point, and that people who meet there can talk meta, rec their favourite fandoms & fan-creations, & post their own work online long after QC is over.

As such, slash_qc_2005 was created (about 10 minutes ago). I'd be interested in hearing ideas on what exactly people want it to be like, and ideas for the workshop leading up to QC also gratefully accepted.

Anyone you think might be interested, please let them know.

The more the merrier!
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Indeterminacy

As I write, I still don't know if I'm going to Queer Collaborations '05.

The major issue is money, or the lack of it. The local student unions have budget problems, because of the impending Voluntary Student Unionism. It isn't passed yet, but with the government having a majority in the Senate soon, it's a bit of a foregone conclusion. In any case, there are 5 or 6 of us who want to go this year, and there may be funds for only four.

A meeting was to be held late today, but so far there's no outcome been posted on any of the local lists. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

In the meantime, I've sent in a submission for a seminar at the conference:

SEMINAR: BEING NON CHRISTIAN & QUEER: ALTERNATE QUEER SPIRITUALITY
(About Queers and Religion/spirituality)

This is an overview of non-Christian/Islam/Jewish religions & spiritualities and their attitudes toward queer & trans folk; with specifics to neo-pagan religions (and in particular modern Gallae, or transgendered pagans). Where to find alternative religions and spiritualities.

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