Chico Lesbian Avengers/Queer Nation
"In 1995, the most common weapons used by gaybashers
hurled objects such
as bricks and bottles.
Last year, bats and clubs were used most often."
WE'RE FIGHTING BACK!
Join the Chico joint Lesbian Avengers and Queer Nation group! We're a
direct action group
focused on eliminating queerphobia in Chico. (Today, Chico... tomorrow,
When someone here gets queerbashed... when a gay couple is walking
down the street holding hands and people yell homophobic things at them...
when the bisexual community is silenced from both sides... when a lesbian
is walking home from work at night and someone drives by and hurls a beer
bottle at her, yelling, "Dyyyyke!"... when a transgendered lesbian woman
is driving from Sacramento and is followed for fifteen miles by a pair of
young men who harass her and pull alongside to point a gun at her...
when questioning, queer, and straight kids of all ages are trained into
queerphobia, suppression, and self-hatred every minute of every day...
...it's time to get angry. It's time to act.
|Some of our planned and current activities:|
|Queer 'Magic: The Gathering' Games
If you play, come! If you don't, come learn!
Youth-Only and All Ages
|To San Francisco and Beyondcarpools to youth conferences, pride parades, etc.
|"Someone you love was queerbashed here"? Signs sprayed onto the
sidewalk marking every place where we know somebody was queerbashed.
Maybe several different signs - "someone queer was beaten up/harassed/spit
at here," or specific gay/lesbian/bi/trans signs.
Chico vs. Kinsey - meet at the Chico Mall and administer polls to
shoppers, determining their Kinsey number (w/o telling them what the poll
will determine) then give them badges to wear with their number on them.
Once most people in the mall have badges, hang huge sign in middle of mall
explaining the numbers. Escape!
Chico Queer Nation Frequently Asked Questions
Answers!) Including the ever-popular, "Eeew! Why do we have to use the word
Other Queer Activist Chapters Worldwide
Nation/Lesbian Avenger/ACT-UP/Transsexual Menace and more!)
Educational Flyers you can print out and pass
around (from the Mills College Lesbian
Queer-friendly (at least sometimes) Colleges
Also coming soon.
Only the Best Online Queer Stuff
Please note: Chico has some wonderful queer resources, including the Stonewall Center. Queer
Nation is not meant to replace these groups, but supplement them. The
Stonewall Center has many coming-out, support, and social groups for
Chico's queer community, but its only activist group is one designed to
teach and do outreach to the community. We feel that a direct action group
is needed to wake Chico up and provide a second pool of queer resources.
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Last updated July 18, 1997.
Why we're counting the years in Christian Standard Time, I don't know.