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The Queer Agenda

March 5, 2018

Kia ora! Welcome to VUW to new students, and welcome back to those who are returning (and a special hello to those of you who came to our O-Week events, hope you had a brilliant time). UniQ Victoria, is the LGBTQIA+ representative group here at VUW. We’re a social and supportive group for queer students, […]

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 […]

September 25, 2017

Tēnā koutou katoa! We’re sure you are all absolutely, one hundred per cent sick of elections, and would be happy to never hear about voting, candidates, or democracy ever again — but it’s UniQ’s own election time! We know that elections can be tiring, and it’s easy to just tune out and disengage, but if […]

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 31, 2017

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” — Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene II (William Shakespeare)   This famous quote might work when trying to persuade someone that there’s no need to buy expensive brand names when the knock-offs are just as good, […]

July 17, 2017

Every year UniQ kicks off trimester two with a bang. Since the VUW exam period coincides with international Pride Month, our forebears at UniQ decided that the best way to commemorate the Stonewall Riots and other historical moments for the rainbow community was to do so at the start of the next term instead. Thus, […]

May 29, 2017

Those of us on the rainbow spectrum use a lot of terms to describe our gender identities that can be confusing. Nonbinary. Agender. Genderqueer. Androgyne. Transfeminine. And so on. Today, I’m hoping to shed some light on genderfluidity. Firstly, it’s necessary to narrow down exactly what we mean by “gender identity.” It’s not: what you […]

May 15, 2017

Kia Ora, I’m Atom Zonnevylle, and I prefer he/him pronouns. I’m taking Ecology and Biodiversity and I’m a Taurus. And I’m Kate Aschoff; I use she/her or they/them pronouns. I take Sociology, Political Science, and Theatre, and I’m a Cancer. This year, we’re the UniQ first year representatives. UniQ is the representative group for LGBTQIA+ […]

May 1, 2017

In case you haven’t heard yet (or need a reminder), UniQ meets every week! On Fridays from 1:00–3:00pm in SU218, we either hold space for the UniQ inclined to play board games and just hang out, or we facilitate structured discussions on issues relevant to the rainbow community. These topics range from the obvious, like […]