A Very Queer Frosty Festival

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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CraigT CraigT 7:45 pm 06 Aug 13

KatieRose said :

‘Queer’ is more exclusive to a range of people who identify their sexuality as out of the mainstream. Bi, Trans, Gay, Kink… etc… Having a “gay” night is too exclusive and the whole point of the event is to create an inclusive fun environment. I’m pretty keen to have a fun and get my Queer on 🙂 – To clarify for you Ben as you seem concerned, I think ‘poof’ is probably not an acceptable term to use in general.

I used to work with a big bunch of poofs, and “poof” was the term they preferred, although the older 3 were happy to be called “queens”.
“Queer” was regarded as some sort of over-educated uni-type of jargon, while “faggot” was a term of derision they used for mincers who wore over-tight shorts and spoke with a silly lisp.
Do they still surround themselves with fag-hags? God, they were truly hideous.

CraigT CraigT 7:40 pm 06 Aug 13

Diggety said :

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

Do they?

The more attention-seeking of them certainly do tacky and tasteless with extreme gusto.

KatieRose KatieRose 5:45 pm 06 Aug 13

‘Queer’ is more exclusive to a range of people who identify their sexuality as out of the mainstream. Bi, Trans, Gay, Kink… etc… Having a “gay” night is too exclusive and the whole point of the event is to create an inclusive fun environment. I’m pretty keen to have a fun and get my Queer on 🙂 – To clarify for you Ben as you seem concerned, I think ‘poof’ is probably not an acceptable term to use in general.

dungfungus dungfungus 12:23 pm 06 Aug 13

vg said :

In Queer Street doesn’t mean in debt. A practical example, without the need for further explanation, of In Queer Street was George Smith at 4mins and 39 secs into the 3rd Lions Test

He was probably relating to the opening lines of Lucy in The Sky with Diamonds namely:
“Picture yourself in a boat on a river,
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly, etc”
As an aside, it appeared on TV that he was deliberately taken out in play.

DrKoresh DrKoresh 12:14 pm 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.

You really are a hateful old bastard, aren’t you Dungers?

vg vg 11:06 am 06 Aug 13

In Queer Street doesn’t mean in debt. A practical example, without the need for further explanation, of In Queer Street was George Smith at 4mins and 39 secs into the 3rd Lions Test

bearlikesbeer bearlikesbeer 10:31 am 06 Aug 13

Jim Jones said :

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.

What argument?

MrBigEars 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 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 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 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 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 Diggety 9:07 am 06 Aug 13

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

dungfungus 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 😉

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