Wednesday, September 15, 2010

QCampus Newsletter [September 15, 2010]

Hi QCampus members!

Welcome (back) to school! We're very excited for the new year and are
gearing up for another events and opportunity-filled year for queer
students and the campus/greater queer community.

Excitingly, over the summer, the Students' Union Volunteer Services has
developed and are opening a sexuality & gender resource centre on campus:
Qmunity! The centre will be opening up soon and is currently looking for
volunteers. More information can be found here: (, and the volunteer
application is here:

We look forward to seeing you at our clubs' week table, our fall mixer,
our weekly coffee night, or anywhere else in our event schedule and on


Upcoming Events:


September 20 - 24, Daily, Mac Hall

Clubs' Week is happening again and we will be out in force amongst the
various clubs' tables and displays. Come find us, say hi, and take a look
at who we are and what you can get up to as a part of our club.

We will be selling memberships for $5, which comes with benefits like a
discount at Stor and access to all our events!


Friday, September 24, 6:00-10:00, Bianca Room -- Mac Hall Conference Centre

Come mingle and mix with fellow QCampus members both new and old. Grab
some food, some (non-alcoholic) drinks, and chat and have fun. This
beginning of semester tradition is a great way to meet new people and see
what QCampus is like! Stick around and we may informally transition our
way to The Den afterward.


Tuesdays, Starting 7pm, Second Cup Kensington (338 - 10 St. NW)

If you want to get to meet new people, get involved in the community, and
just have an informal, relaxed night out with some fun queer people, come
out to our weekly coffee night!

Each Tuesday we meet at the Second Cup in Kensington (right off the train
line at Sunnyside Station -- 338 10 St NW). It's an informal meeting of a
growing collective of fun people who just like to get together, chat, and
have a good time.

We often transition at approximately 9:30pm to Original Joe's in
Kensington (1220 Kensington Road NW) for food and drinks if you'd like to
come later, or just want to join some members who drift off in that


Saturday, October 2, 7:30, Science Theatres 148 (ST 148)

Reels On Wheels [ROW], an initiative of the Fairy Tales Film Festival, is
proud to present a free screening of CURE FOR LOVE, in partnership with
Queers On Campus. The filmmaker, Christina Willings, will be in attendance
and will host a Q & A after the film!

There's a bride, a groom and the usual happy crowd of well-wishers. But
this is no ordinary wedding. Ana and Brian are ex-gays - adherents to a
controversial evangelical movement that purports to convert gay people
into heterosexuals.

Cure for Love goes inside the unusual Christian subculture and follows the
lives of several young people whose homosexuality is at odds with their
religious beliefs to fashion a nuanced critique of 21st century
fundamentalism through their moving testimony.

Jonathan, a soft-spoken young Texan, was driven into an ex-gay 'ministry'
by crippling self-loathing - but now embraces a Christianity that leaves
room for a loving gay relationship. Darren, another refugee, looks back at
the ex-gay experience with mixed feelings and wry humour - 'Oh I've been
saved several times!' Ana and Brian remain within the flock, carving out a
progressive Canadian position within the movement.

Keenly tuned to shifts within contemporary Christianity and the broader
culture, Cure for Love makes a big-hearted contribution to the ongoing
dialogue on difference and tolerance.

For more information on this event, or to inquire about partnering with
Reels On Wheels for a screening, contact ROW Project Coordinator Pam
Rocker at:

Visit our website for information on upcoming free public screenings with


Community Notices



Qmunity is a centre designed to provide a safe, comfortable environment
for the GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) community
on campus, both through the physical space it occupies and its mandate.
Whether a student is looking for a place to study, read up on
GLBTQ-related issues, talk to a peer-support volunteer, take part in group
activities, or just hangout—the door is open to everyone.

For more information, please visit or e-mail ; Also feel free to stop by Students' Union Volunteer
Services in Mac Hall, or fill out a volunteer application form:


We're looking forward to a very busy and exciting year and can't wait to
see you out and about!

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