#2 Queer Bodies – Mehr als nur Gerede

This episode is about gender, being queer in Dresden and Saxony (and beyond), the ultimate need to hit it with a hammer, open hearts and utopia.

We have Gerede e.V. from Dresden as our guests for an inspiring and touching interview. The association stands up for the rights of people who love and live diversely and therefore come into conflict with society. Gerede is a place of encounter in Dresden: it offers counselling opportunities for queer people, facilitates a space for group meetings and organises events.

The second episode is enriched by two poems by Nello that reached us through our Open Call. At the end there will be another small body session (which you can leave out, as always), this time with some movement.

Trigger warning: themes that will be present are LGBTIQA* hostility, experiences of discrimination and violence. If you feel that today is not the right day to listen to this episode, you can always listen to it another day. Or maybe it doesn’t feel good to listen to this episode in general. Both, live on the radio and in the stream: turn off the episode if you don’t feel well while listening!

The episode is in German.

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GLOSSARY

Cis/ cis-geschlechtlich: „Cis” is a latin prefix that means “on this side of”. A cis persons’s gender identity matches their gender assigned at birth.

LGBTQIA*: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/ A-Gender

LSBTI*: Lesbian, Gay (Schwul), Bisexual (Bisexuell), Trans, Inter

FLINTA*: Women (Frauen), Lesbians (Lesben), Inter, Non-Binary (Nicht-binär), Trans, A-Gender

Asterisk/ Gender Star (*): Possibility of expanding the acronym with other gender identities and/or sexual and/or romantic orientations.

Intersektionalität: from “intersection” (crossroad). Entanglement of different forms of inequality and oppression that are based on structural categories (like gender, sexuality, nationality, race, age, social status..) They need to be understood in interaction with each other. Origin: Black Feminism, Afroamerican Workers Movement, Critical Race Theory.

Empowerment: Empowerment describes a process of activating resources and (self)enabling individuals and communities to present their own interests and claim their  rights. It happens at an individual, group, community and political level. Origin: The term became very present and relevant in the Black Civil Rights and the Feminist Movement in the US in the 1960s.

Nicht-binär/non-binär/non-binary: binary means “two options”, like two numbers, two genders or two ways. The gender identity of non binary people exists between/outside of a “male” or “female” identity. There are many different gender identities under the umbrella term of non-binary.

Inter*/intergeschlechtlich: Inter People are born with sexual characteristics that do not fit the typical classification of “female” or “male”. Internal and external genitalia, hormonal balance and chromosomes are sexual characteristics.

Air date: 07/05/2021 19:00 - 07/05/2021 20:00

Language: German

Show: bodytalk – podcast

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