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AuthorKate Aschoff

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October 16, 2017

How do we change the world and the people in it, for the better? I’ve recently become aware of the anger activism within the LGBTQIA+ community. The “man hating” / “cis hating” / “straight hating” / “oppressor hating” anger that informs a lot of our activism. I hold a lot of this anger myself, but […]

October 9, 2017

Our final column for Salient 2017 has got me thinking: what is UniQ’s queer agenda? Recently we updated our constitution and got new exec members, but what are we standing for? Why are we standing at all? The majority of UniQ groups in the country are doing their damn best, but aren’t thriving in all […]

August 14, 2017

Sanctuary, meaning: “refuge or safety from pursuit, persecution, or other danger.” That’s what I think of when I hear the words “safe space”. Something we’ve talked about at UniQ before is that for a lot of queer students at Vic, the only place they feel they can be themselves is in a “safe space” like […]

July 24, 2017

As a writer I’ve often found the hardest thing to do is finish a piece. Deciding when it’s done. But writing this piece I’ve found it very difficult to start. I think that’s because there’s so much to say about gender and I can’t fit it all into 1000 words. Should I talk about my […]

May 29, 2017

I’m assuming the shocking title drew you in, but after reading this, maybe you won’t find it so shocking anymore. Everything is ka pai for the queers in NZ, right? Maybe that requires some more thought… Just because our government isn’t encouraging families to kill off their queer family members doesn’t mean LGBTQ+ people (young […]