Student Voices. Queer Experiences.
Throughout the freaQweek program and two-week San Francisco immersion, students had the opportunity to reflect on their experiences. They authored four blogs apiece, and recorded 180s (informal, in-the-moment, and unedited video reflections). Students highlighted their experiences traveling to San Francisco, exploring the Castro district, as well as how becoming enveloped within a queer community has reshaped their understanding of themselves and their surrounding environments.
I am dating a man, but sometimes I think that if I was dating a woman, maybe people on the street would recognize me as queer.
While it seems that my identity within the LGBT+ community would not often contradict itself, in fact, it often does.
At the Frameline QT brunch, I was surrounded by a number of women and trans folk—filmmakers from all over the world—directors, producers, and actors who brought their films to the Frameline film festival, I couldn’t help but ask, “what is the most important piece of advice you would give to a budding new filmmaker?”
I grew up with the idea that women must be small being subconsciously (and consciously) drilled into my head.
Dear Dad: I Know you Wanted a Son, is a Dyke Okay Instead? (or) I Used to be Silenced, but That is No More.
Your tomboy, your overall wearing, baseball cap donning, kid that you raised: she’s queer. I just thought you should know.