Exploring what Queer Community means to you

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What does queer community mean to you?

What intersections and multiple aspects of identity shape your sense of community?

What aspects of your life are shaped by a sense of queer community or a longing for queer community?

The following questions offer a way to explore what queer community means to you and what you would like it to look like.

  • How has a sense of queer community shaped your life in this category?
  • What role do you want queerness and community to play in this aspect of your life?

1. PHYSICAL SPACE – LOCATION

Some people experience queer community as an actual physical space. This could be a particular geographical area such as a city or neighborhood, or it could relate to a specific house, community center, bar, club, ect.

  • Are there physical spaces, locations or a whole city that you associate with queer community?
  • How has a sense of queer community shaped your life in this category? E.g. Has a sense of queer community impacted where you choose to live? Or in what kind of setting you live – communal or alone?
  • What kind of physical space would you like to have as part of your life for you to experience queer community?

2.FAMILY AND FRIENDS

How has a sense of queer community shaped your life in this category?
What role do you want queerness and community to play in this aspect of your life?

You can explore family and friends as a collective category or separate categories.

  • How interconnected is your queer community with your friends and family?
  • Do you center your life around a chosen queer family?
  • Is there a separation or an interconnectedness amongst your friends, amongst your family?

3. HEALTH

– How has a sense of queer community shaped your life in this category?
– What role do you want queerness and community to play in this aspect of your life?

You may want to consider physical health, mental health, seeking support from health professionals, getting alternative support from a queer community regarding your health needs, etc.

4. WORKLIFE

– How has a sense of queer community shaped your life in this category?
– What role do you want queerness and community to play in this aspect of your life?

You may want to consider what profession you chose to work in, who you work together with, what networks are important to you, who you impact with your work, etc.

5. Fun & Recreation

– How has a sense of queer community shaped your life in this category?
– What role do you want queerness and community to play in this aspect of your life?

6. Activism

– How has a sense of queer community shaped your life in this category?
– What role do you want queerness and community to play in this aspect of your life?

7. Identity & Personal Growth

– How has a sense of queer community shaped your life in this category?
– What role do you want queerness and community to play in this aspect of your life?

8. Culture

– How has a sense of queer community shaped your life in this category?
– What role do you want queerness and community to play in this aspect of your life?

9. Money

– How has a sense of queer community shaped your life in this category?
– What role do you want queerness and community to play in this aspect of your life?

How is your relationship with money influenced by queer community? Collective fundraising for someone’s medical bills, sliding scale pricing, financial coops – these are just some aspects that you may associate with queer community. You may want to consider how you make money, where you spend money, where you donate or what resources you have access to.

10. Love Relationships

– How has a sense of queer community shaped your life in this category?
– What role do you want queerness and community to play in this aspect of your life?