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A Very Queer Frosty Festival

By Barcham - 5 August 2013 22

The Phoenix Pub and A Gender Agenda are hosting a A Very Queer Frosty Festival, which should be fun and hopefully not actually all that cold.

A Very Queer Frosty Festival is being held at the Phoenix Pub Canberra, as our second in our A VERY QUEER events…

A Gender Agenda are hosting a best dressed competition… the theme being Frosty Festival (think winter, snow flakes, ice queens, etc.)

3 Dykes and a Mic – TBA
Speed Acquainting – Hosted by the one and only Professor Pitts…
Queer Talent – Judges TBA… There is still time left to enter Queer Talent (please email Katie on events@lovethephoenix.com to enter)

$10 door…

Can not wait to see you there!

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A Very Queer Frosty Festival
MrBigEars 9:55 am 06 Aug 13

My general rule is if you are only going to use the word to be a tool, then you are a tool. If you are only going to use the word to whinge about how unfair it is you can’t use the word, you are probably an annoying tool. If you don’t want to be a tool, then perhaps it’s best to steer clear of the word.

Or call them by their given name?

Jim Jones 9:51 am 06 Aug 13

bearlikesbeer said :

johnboy said :

It’s something they can call themselves.

Only people who identify themselves as queers should call others queers? People can own the word, providing their sexual preference is appropriate? That doesn’t sound very fair or equal to me.

I suggest you head to Harlem or Compton and see how well you get on using that argument about the n-word with the locals.

bearlikesbeer 9:42 am 06 Aug 13

johnboy said :

It’s something they can call themselves.

Only people who identify themselves as queers should call others queers? People can own the word, providing their sexual preference is appropriate? That doesn’t sound very fair or equal to me.

Diggety 9:37 am 06 Aug 13

dungfungus said :

Diggety said :

Queers/gays, whatever. They certainly know how to have fun, don’t they?

Thrillseeking is a more appropriate word than “fun” given the high ratio of HIV in their community despite the notions of safe sex.

Well, I was more commenting on their public social activities, not the bedroom ones.

dungfungus 9:20 am 06 Aug 13

Diggety said :

Queers/gays, whatever. They certainly know how to have fun, don’t they?

Thrillseeking is a more appropriate word than “fun” given the high ratio of HIV in their community despite the notions of safe sex.

Diggety 9:07 am 06 Aug 13

Queers/gays, whatever. They certainly know how to have fun, don’t they?

dungfungus 11:11 pm 05 Aug 13

troll-sniffer said :

dungfungus said :

troll-sniffer said :

Ben_Dover said :

Are we allowed to call poofs “queer” now? I never know what is acceptable or not. It seems to change every week.

queer [kweer] Show IPA adjective, queer·er, queer·est, verb, noun
adjective
1. strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular: a queer notion of justice.
2. of a questionable nature or character; suspicious; shady: Something queer about the language of the prospectus kept investors away.
3. not feeling physically right or well; giddy, faint, or qualmish: to feel queer.
4. mentally unbalanced or deranged.

Reckon if your subject fits one of the above definitions there shouldn’t be a problem.

What was your source for these definitions?

I typed in online dictionary into Mr Google’s helpful butler service and picked the first choice I was offered. I took not a glance at the credentials of the offered site, so it is possible my extracted info was actually a spoof site, but I doubt it!

My Heinemann Australian Dictionary generally lists all the definitions you got from Google but is also refers to queer (informal) as “a homosexual”.
Also says “in queer street” means “in debt” which is one I had never heard of.
Your Google choice may have been a “spoof” site but it certainly wasn’t a “poof’s” one.

troll-sniffer 10:26 pm 05 Aug 13

dungfungus said :

troll-sniffer said :

Ben_Dover said :

Are we allowed to call poofs “queer” now? I never know what is acceptable or not. It seems to change every week.

queer [kweer] Show IPA adjective, queer·er, queer·est, verb, noun
adjective
1. strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular: a queer notion of justice.
2. of a questionable nature or character; suspicious; shady: Something queer about the language of the prospectus kept investors away.
3. not feeling physically right or well; giddy, faint, or qualmish: to feel queer.
4. mentally unbalanced or deranged.

Reckon if your subject fits one of the above definitions there shouldn’t be a problem.

What was your source for these definitions?

I typed in online dictionary into Mr Google’s helpful butler service and picked the first choice I was offered. I took not a glance at the credentials of the offered site, so it is possible my extracted info was actually a spoof site, but I doubt it!

dungfungus 8:14 pm 05 Aug 13

troll-sniffer said :

Ben_Dover said :

Are we allowed to call poofs “queer” now? I never know what is acceptable or not. It seems to change every week.

queer [kweer] Show IPA adjective, queer·er, queer·est, verb, noun
adjective
1. strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular: a queer notion of justice.
2. of a questionable nature or character; suspicious; shady: Something queer about the language of the prospectus kept investors away.
3. not feeling physically right or well; giddy, faint, or qualmish: to feel queer.
4. mentally unbalanced or deranged.

Reckon if your subject fits one of the above definitions there shouldn’t be a problem.

What was your source for these definitions?

milkman 7:19 pm 05 Aug 13

Ben_Dover said :

They can call themselves “queer”, but stright people should call them “gay,” iotherwise we’re “nobs”.

Got it. 😉

It’s a cultural thing, like how African-Americans can call each other nigger but no-one else can.

troll-sniffer 5:53 pm 05 Aug 13

Ben_Dover said :

Are we allowed to call poofs “queer” now? I never know what is acceptable or not. It seems to change every week.

queer [kweer] Show IPA adjective, queer·er, queer·est, verb, noun
adjective
1. strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular: a queer notion of justice.
2. of a questionable nature or character; suspicious; shady: Something queer about the language of the prospectus kept investors away.
3. not feeling physically right or well; giddy, faint, or qualmish: to feel queer.
4. mentally unbalanced or deranged.

Reckon if your subject fits one of the above definitions there shouldn’t be a problem.

bundah 4:09 pm 05 Aug 13

Ben_Dover said :

Are we allowed to call poofs “queer” now? I never know what is acceptable or not. It seems to change every week.

I think gay is the preferred neutral term.

Ben_Dover 4:09 pm 05 Aug 13

They can call themselves “queer”, but stright people should call them “gay,” iotherwise we’re “nobs”.

Got it. 😉

johnboy 3:59 pm 05 Aug 13

It’s something they can call themselves.

simple really, just try not to be a nob and it’s amazing how easy things get.

Ben_Dover 3:49 pm 05 Aug 13

Are we allowed to call poofs “queer” now? I never know what is acceptable or not. It seems to change every week.

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