The UNC-Chapel Hill LGBTQ Center has partnered with Sexuality Studies and Honors Carolina Pride to host Queer Minicon. QMC will be two days of online presentations, primarily between five and ten minutes long, on LGBTQIA+ affirming research, lived experiences, passion projects, and creative expression.
UNC System students, faculty, staff, and postdocs will queer (deconstruct or question assumptions around) everything from social network mapping technologies, in Katelyn Campbell’s “Lesbian Connections: Critical Social Network Mapping and Queer Archival Methods;” to self-perception and dream environments in Sergio Jiminez’s “blue-light-being;” and conventional ideas about masculinity within both dominant and Black culture in Antonia Randolph’s keynote “Wayne Loves Baby: Queering Intimacy in Hip-Hop Culture.”
Queer Minicon (Oct. 9 and 10) will feature numerous events, including a keynote by Dr. Antonia Randolph, Assistant Professor in American Studies, who will present “Wayne Loves Baby: Queering Intimacy in Hip-Hop Culture.”
QMC is just one of 14 events planned from Oct. 6 to 16 in honor of National Coming Out Day. These include a “Changing the Game” documentary screening, artist conversation with Nelson Morales, NEA Big Read at the Ackland (Drag Storytime with Naomi Dix) and much more.