What makes a Queer Relationship Queer? What makes it successful? Our relationships challenge the heteronormative model, yet we don’t have common and visible alternatives.
The Queer Relationships Project is a new online resources archive and oral history project, aimed at making models, theories and practices easily accessible and visible. In this presentations, we would like to to share some things we learned so far, and to hear about your experiences, challenges, inspiration and dreams. In a culture where the dominant heteronormative model still reigns supreme in mainstream politics, and even gains more hold in the LGBT community (ie, the same-sex marriage agenda), this project has a strong political goal: we want this project to serve as a tool for our under-represented community, to keep these alternative and radical relationships and their structures visible, known and accessible, and to present them as viable and relevant.
Disco is a local activist and community organizer in the queer and Radical Faeries communities in New York City. Their personal journey of exploring different relationships has been an exciting part of living in a queer community. These experiences, together with multiple discussions with friends, lovers and family inspired them to create The Queer Relationships Project (https://www.queerrelationships.org), in hope to become better partners, lovers and friends, and to engage in a discussion on a topic that has great influence on our everyday lives as queers.