Queer/Race

QUEERS UNITED!

Posted in Architecture by bblurbs on February 3, 2010

This is a cool and informative blog on blogspot that we found which has numerous links pertaining to LGBT topics. The description of the blog reads “The activist blog uniting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual community & Allies in the fight for equality.”

With that being said, it has several posts alerting its followers of queer events, news, terminology, programs, associations, and brings to light the prevelance and most importantly the presence of the queer community. The posts are quick, easy reads and pretty creative They even have “Word of the Gay”, clarifying never heard of but commonly used queer terminology for the ignorant, and “Spotlights”, posts highlighting and promoting webs and organizations or programs that add to queer awareness or provide assistance to the community in some way. They have numerous posts, 49 for this new year alone and 1,309 for year 2009.

The greatest thing about this website is though it is named “Queers United”, it serves as a gateway to information and links to organizations, programs, and news that can not only benefit, help, and educate people of the queer community, but the heterosexual community as well!

Brittany, Brian, Lorena

Architecture

Posted in Architecture by Keguro on February 1, 2010

This blog is an experimental supplement to “Queer Conceptions of Race,” a class I am teaching at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Spring 2010.

With guidance from me, the students enrolled in the class will be joining and creating new publics as they blog. Right now, we are still building the architecture of the blog.

A crucial part of this architecture involves deciding the kinds of sources that should go on the blogroll. I had asked blog participants to work in groups and identify a link they felt provided some interesting, ongoing news on race and sexuality, in various combinations.

The links that appear on the right under the blogroll create a fascinating conversation on what qualifies as queer-race knowledge.

Keguro

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