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05
February
Saturday

LGBTQIA+ Debating Night

@ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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With topics focused on queer issues, we want to hear voices from the LGBTQIA+ community amongst an audience of their peers. Come along for drinks, debating, and a defiance of the straightriarchy as we enjoy a night of unity and celebrate love. Two debates (described below) will be taking place and we are asking eight volunteers to sign up in advance to speak at their preferred debate. Once they have spoken, the floor will open and anybody is welcome to have their say, so have a think, have a drink (alcoholic or not), and get ready to debate! Formal attire, however you interpret it, is preferable. For those interested in preparing and delivering a debate speech, the application form is below and the deadline for applying is the 31st January 2022.
Debate Topics:
This House Believes Drag Race Has Dragged On.
A cultural phenomenon. A queer celebration. A never-ending deluge. RuPaul’s Drag Race has delighted audiences around the globe for thirteen years and has gifted us with more iconic moments than Gemma Collins in the Big Brother house. However, queer support for the show is dwindling due to a lack of representation, over-produced storylines, and a disturbing number of rattlesnake sound effects. Is it time for the show to sashay away? Or does it just need to Ruinvent itself?
This House Believes The Limit Does Not Exist.
Lindsay Lohan was right: if a graph has a vertical asymptote and one side of the asymptote goes toward infinity and the other goes toward negative infinity, then the limit does not exist. But that sounds a lot like maths. When it comes to queer identity, does it help to think of ourselves as a continuous spectrum, without labels and limits? Or are labels a helpful way to understand who we are, who we identify with, and who our community is? The idea of labels within the queer community is debatable. This is why we, the queer community, are going to debate it.
Application form to be one of the eight pre-assigned speakers: https://forms.gle/QvEqWM1zsusgYsj97
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Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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