i just want to be a pansy
axel
he/him & they/them

really not happy with my friends and the people I’ve been surrounding myself

don’t think they are good people

shitty ppl who do shitty gross things

go away

today was definitely a day and things happened

sad angry confused axel

i’m so non-binary

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heidruna:

Fluffy skirt + fitted jumper looks so cozy!

sad, sick, & gay

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otteractivism:

October is NYU Pride Month!

FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/155413311265296/
FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/357099904463844/

Events:

Storytelling + Performance Series: Queering Disability 
Thursday, October 2
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Kimmel 802
Join us for a one of a kind performance series highlighting the talents and experiences of an array of LGBTQ performers with disabilities. Artists will engage in a brief panel, discussing how they navigate their life and express themselves through dance, theater, spoken word, song, film, and more.
EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/297433533779284/ 

Dialogue Arts Project Workshop 
Tuesday, October 7
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Kimmel 802
This session is an introduction to the Dialogue Arts Project. It combines performance, creative writing and intergroup dialogue practices to help teachers, students and organizers collaborate more effectively across lines of social identity and difference. 
EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480373132230391/

Sister Outsider Poetry Workshop 
Thursday, October 9
8:30PM - 10:30PM
Kimmel 914
Sister Outsider Poetry is an award-winning duo representing two of the top three female slam poets in the world, Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman. Their tour marks the first time that two Women of the World Poetry Slam Champions have paired up. They have appeared on six national poetry slam finals stages and have six championships collectively. Inspired by the life and work of Audre Lorde, they write and perform their “otherness” into the center and use spoken word as a tool for social change.
EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1484591051821841/

Safe Zone 1
Friday, October 10
12:00PM - 3:00PM
This three hour training session provides a foundation of knowledge needed to be an effective ally to LGBTQ students. Visit bit.ly/nyulgbtq-safezone to register for this session. Location disclosed upon registration.

QUENCH: Bi x 4 = Queer
Wednesday, October 15
12:30PM - 1:45PM
Kimmel 602
Bill Crosby, Sheela Lambert, Chris (aka Crystal) Adamo, and J.R. Yussuf speak out about what life is like for them and their take on topics such as sexual identity politics; creating bi visibility; dealing with biphobia & bisexual erasure; polyamory, monogamy, marriage; gender & transgender; race, disability and double minority status; sexual assault and more. Panel plus Q&A.
EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/560909297370099/

Best Bi Short Stories
Wednesday, October 15
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Kimmel 910
Readings from the groundbreaking bisexual fiction anthology, Q&A to follow.
Sheela Lambert: Memory Lane-contemporary fiction
Ann Herendeen: Pride/Prejudice-Regency historical fiction
J.R. Yussuf : Face to Face-contemporary fiction
Kate Durré: Companions-Medieval historical fiction
EVENT LINK: (will be coming soon)

Queer Union Social Justice Coalition Meeting
Thursday, October 16
6:00PM - 11:00PM
Kimmel 803
QU’s regular once-a-semester skill share and social for Queer and Social Justice Student Groups on Campus. 
EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/367121806768518/

Discrimination on Queer Social Dating Sites
Monday, October 20
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Kimmel 802
No fats and no fems—we’ve seen it all on social dating sites. It has become commonplace in the Queer community to mask discriminatory beliefs as sexual preferences. As a community that continues to fight for acceptance from non-queer individuals, how do we promote acceptance of diverse identities within our community. Join us for a panel discussion and open dialogue about this important issue. RSVP: bit.ly/cmepevents
EVENT LINK: (will be coming soon)

Julia Serano: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive
Tuesday, October 21
7:00PM
Kimmel 406
Julia Serano is an American writer, performer, trans-bi activist, and biologist. Her work has appeared in queer, feminist, & pop-culture magaizines, as well as NPR. Serano has received her doctorate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from Columbia University, and is doing research at UC Berkely in the field of evolutionary and developmental biology.
EVENT LINK: (will be coming soon)

READING RAINBOW: Orphea Proud
Wednesday, October 22
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Kimmel 602
Reciting her poetry at a club in Queens, seventeen-year-old Orphea recounts her childhood in Pennsylvania, leaving after losing the girl she loves, and learning about her family and herself while living with her great-aunts on a Virginia mountaintop. As we discuss Sharon Dennis Wyeth’s Orphea Proud, Reading Rainbow will explore the book LGBTQ people often find before we find each other. Get ready to snuggle down, remember our roots, show and tell, and begin to imagine the stories of our futures. Meetings will be held read-in style so feel free to bring a pillow or stuffie!
EVENT LINK: (will be coming soon)

Queering Justice with Lucy Parks 
Thursday, October 23
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Kimmel 901
A discussion of the intersectionality of social justice and queer identity with queer New York activist Lucy Parks.
EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/315537575285588/

Intersex Awareness Day Panel
Friday, October 24
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Kimmel 804
In order to successfully build an intersex-inclusive society, we must move beyond 101-level concepts to address the diversity of experiences intersex and acknowledge the intersections between intersexphobia and other forms of discrimination. Intersex activists Hida Viloria, Claudia Astorino, and Dalea Rundblad will discuss how intersex identity and experience intersects with race, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity, and what we can all do right now to create an intersex-inclusive societies. Q&A to follow.
EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1537861946443362/

QUENCH: Asexuality, An Introduction With Aces NYC
Tuesday, October 28
12:30PM - 1:45PM
Kimmel 602
Come talk or learn about asexuality, how it relates to intimacy, relationships, and the LGBT community with Bauer, the organizer of NYC’s in person asexual meet up group.
EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/701169506633046/

Storytelling + Performance Series: Asexual Awareness 
Tuesday, October 28
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Kimmel 802
This is a followup to the Quench event earlier in the day at the NYU LGBTQ Student Center.
Come talk with us and Aces NYC about Asexual identity! There will be a panel discussion, as well as clips screened from the film “Asexual.”
EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/296490363877214/

"Out in the Night" Film Screening with the Incarceration to Education Coalition
Thursday, 10/30
Kimmel 914
7:00-10:00
Out in the Night tells the story of the “New Jersey 4,” a group of black lesbians who were incarcerated for defending themselves against a man who assaulted them in Greenwich Village in 2006. Come join members of the Incarceration to Education Coalition, an activist group working to reduce barriers to education for formerly incarcerated people at NYU, to watch this new documentary and discuss the criminalization and policing of queer people!
EVENT LINK: 
(will be coming soon)

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otteractivism:

NYU Pride Month: October 2014

Pride Month is NYU’s annual month-long celebration of queer life on campus and in the city. Pride Month’s goal is to provide an entryway into dialogue across the community, with a broad scope of intersectional programming that will be accessible and exciting to the student body.

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/357099904463844/

[Image description: a calendar with the title “NYU Pride Month 2014 October Calendar” in an orange box with white text.

Directly underneath, in a black box with white text, reads: 
For More Info, Visit: http://tinyurl.com/pridemonth2014

In colorful boxes, there are 13 event details.

Queering Disability 
Thursday, October 2
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Kimmel 802
Join the Storytelling and Performance Series for a performance highlighting the talents and experiences of LGBTQ performers with disabilities Performance followed by a panel.

Dialogue Arts Project Workshop 
Tuesday, October 7
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Kimmel 802
This session is an introduction to the Dialogue Arts Project. It combines performance, creative writing and intergroup dialogue practices to help teachers, students and organizers collaborate more effectively across lines of social identity and difference.

Sister Outsider Workshop 
Thursday, October 9
8:30PM - 10:30PM
Kimmel 914
Sister Outsider Poetry is an award-winning duo representing two of the top three female slam poets in the world, Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman. Their tour marks the first time that two Women of the World Poetry Slam Champions have paired up. They have appeared on six national poetry slam finals stages and have six championships collectively. Inspired by the life and work of Audre Lorde, they write and perform their “otherness” into the center and use spoken word as a tool for social change.

Safe Zone 1
Friday, October 10
12:00PM - 3:00PM
This three hour training session provides a foundation of knowledge needed to be an effective ally to LGBTQ students. Visit bit.ly/nyulgbtq-safezone for registration and location.

Best Bi Short Stories
Wednesday, October 15
Two-Part Event
Four bisexual people speak out about biphobia, erasure, polyamory, disability, gender, and more. Evening event will include a reading from the new anthology edited by Sheela Lambert. 
Part One:
Quench (Queer + Free Lunch)
Kimmel 602
12:30PM - 1:45PM
Part Two:
Best Bi Stories Reading 
Kimmel 910
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Queer Union Social Justice Coalition Meeting
Thursday, October 16
6:00PM - 11:00PM
Kimmel 803
Join Queer Union for their bi-annual skill share and social for queer and social justice student groups on campus. Dinner and dessert provided!

Discrimination on Queer Social Dating Sites
Monday, October 20
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Kimmel 802
No fats and no fems—we’ve seen it all on social dating sites. As a community that continues to fight for acceptance from non-queer individuals, how do we promote acceptance of diverse identities within our community. Join us for a panel discussion and open dialogue about this important issue. RSVP: bit.ly/cmepevents

Julia Serano: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive
Tuesday, October 21
7:00PM
Kimmel 406
NYU Poly’s oSTEM presents: trans-bi activist, writer, performer, and biologist Julia Serano will speak about transmisogyny, activism, history, and her years of works in feminist and queer movement.

Reading Rainbow: Orphea Proud
Wednesday, October 22
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Kimmel 602
For info on how to get your (free!) copy of the Reading Rainbow Book Club’s selection for this semester and on the meetings, visit the NYU LGBTQ Student Center or email Zev at hra223@nyu.edu

Queering Justice with Lucy Parks 
Thursday, October 23
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Kimmel 901
A discussion of the intersections of social justice and identity with New York activist Lucy Parks.

Intersex Awareness Day Panel: Intersexionality
Friday, October 24
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Kimmel 804
Intersex activists Hida Viloria, Claudia Astorino, and Dalea Rundblad return for a third consecutive NYU Intersex Awareness Day, discussing the diversity of experiences of intersex people and the intersections between intersexphobia and other forms of discrimination.

Asexuality: An Introduction with Aces NYU
Tuesday, October 28
Two-Part Event 
Aces NYC will present panel discussions and film screenings to discuss asexual identities and experiences.
Part One:
Quench (Queer + Free Lunch)
Kimmel 602
12:30 PM-1:45 PM
Part Two:
Panel and Screening Discussion
Kimmel 802
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

"Out in the Night" Film Screening with the Incarceration to Education Coalition
Thursday, October 30
Kimmel 914
7:00-10:00
Come join members of the Incarceration to Education Coalition, an activist group working to reduce barriers to education for formerly incarcerated people at NYU, to watch this new documentary Out in the Night, which tells the story of the “New Jersey 4,” and discuss the criminalization and policing of queer people.

At the bottom of the photo, the footer reads:

NYU LGBTQ Student Center

NYU CMEP
Center for Multicultural Events and Programs

Kimmel Center for University Life 
60 Washington Sq. South New York, NY 10012]

hey i’m 21 now that’s cool

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dailyotter:

It’s Sea Otter Awareness Week!

September 21 to 27 is Sea Otter Awareness Week, an annual event coordinated by Friends of the Sea Otter, a non-profit advocacy group protecting sea otters. From the event’s website:

Sea Otter Awareness Week falls on the last week in September and is an annual recognition of the vital role that sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem.  Each year, zoos, aquariums, natural history museums, marine institutions, filmmakers, researchers, academics, educators, and the public participate in various events and activities highlighting sea otters and their natural history and the various conservation issues sea otters are faced with. This year marks the 10th year anniversary of Sea Otter Awareness Week and hope to inspire the conservation of these beloved marine mammals!

Events are being held all over the U.S. and in Vancouver, Canada; Brest, France; and Lisbon, Portugal. Click here to find one near you.

Photo of sea otter Abby by Veronica Craft

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sleepy & gay
pronouns: he/him & they/them

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