About

The Queer Ontario Think Tank is an online publication space dedicated to the promotion of works that articulate the needs and experiences of LGBTQ* individuals; and/or that challenge the laws, the institutional practices, and the social norms that regulate us.
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The works found on this website do not necessarily reflect those of Queer Ontario, but are nevertheless featured for their ability to further Queer Ontario’s critical, educational, and liberationist mandate. They reflect Queer Ontario’s anti-oppressive, sex-positive, and liberationist values.
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The works aim to achieve one or more of the following goals
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1. To articulate and make conscionable the needs and experiences of individuals who are marginalized because their sex, gender, sexuality, relationships, and/or lifestyles.
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2. To challenge the laws, institutional practices, and social norms that regulate LGBTQ* people.
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3. To address issues that are relevant to the lives of LGBTQ* people, like those outlined in Queer Ontario’s Issues page.
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4. To challenge the way we come to imagine ourselves, the world, and the things we say or think about it/us.
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This includes ideas or works that are unpopular, controversial, or difficult to digest.
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A Note on the potential ‘controversiality’ of the works and our commitment to keeping them published in the face of public uproar.
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We published the works on this website because we felt that the ideas, issues, or themes expressed therein were important to expanding and challenging the ways we, as individuals — and as a society — feel, experience, think about, theorize, imagine, and understand ourselves and the world around us.
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We expect visitors to truly reach beyond their comfort zones — and their notions of how things ‘are’ or should be — and to recognize that, by virtue of the fact that the piece has been produced, there are individuals in this world who have an entirely different experience or understanding of it. These views and experiences should be recognized, respected, engaged, and validated.
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Individuals who are in any way ‘bothered’ or ‘distraught’ by a work are welcome to write or produce a response to the work in question, be it through a comment in the comments section of the work, or through a formal rebuttal submission. Every attempt will be made to not re-victimize survivors of traumatic experiences.
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More Information

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To read the Think Tank’s Editorial Guideline
visit thinktank.queerontario.org/editorial
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For information on how to submit a work,
visit thinktank.queerontario.org/submissions
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To access the official Queer Ontario website
visit www.queerontario.org
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To return to the Think Tank homepage,
visit thinktank.queerontario.org
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For all other questions or comments,
email us at info@queerontario.org
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Note: LGBTQ* is used here to refer to individuals who are
marginalized because of their sex, gender, sexuality, relationships and/or lifestyles. This includes, but is not limited to: individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, agender, two-spirited, cross-dressing, intersexed, neutrois, asexual, pansexual, polyamorous, and kinky.