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Discussion meeting: Lgbtq+ people, queer spaces, madness

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Stichting Perceval organizes together with SIT student Sarah Lynn the discussion meeting. Relationship between disabled (broadly defined) LGBTQ+ people and 'queer spaces'.

My name is Sarah Lynn, and I'm a student with SIT Amsterdam researching the relationship between disabled (broadly defined) LGBTQ+ people and 'queer spaces' in Amsterdam. As a disabled nonbinary lesbian myself, I am interested in amplifying the voices of people at these intersections, and plan to use interviews as part of my qualitative research.

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 2:00pm/14:00 to 4:30pm/16:30, I will be having a discussion meeting at Nieuwe Looiersstraat 31, 1017 VA Amsterdam. In this meeting, I would like to discuss disabled/LGBTQ+ experiences with attendees, aiming to anonymously use these responses in my final research paper. Here are some example questions:

- How, if at all, would you define Amsterdam’s “queer scene?”
- What aspects of your social life, if any, would you define as “queer”? Are you part of any disability-centered social groups?
- How would you define “access"?
- Does it change by day or situation?
- What makes something “inaccessible?”
- How have other LGBTQ+ people aided/limited your access to social situations, if at all?
- How have other marginalizations impacted your social access as a disabled LGBTQ+ person?

To RSVP, please email stichtingperceval@gmail.com. Refreshments will be provided.

The location is accessible by elevator as well as by stairs, however wheelchair-users may need assistance in opening doors to the building and to the elevator. Tables and chairs within the space can be easily adjusted to accommodate mobility aids.