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Wednesday Night Football

Virgil “PermaQueer” Taylor ’15 sends this note along:

This Wednesday, and every Wednesday, Wednesday Night Football will be meeting in its usual Wednesday meeting place: the Queer Resource Center. Each Wednesday night at 9pm in the QRC, which is upstairs in the University Organizing Center at 190 High St.

Wednesday Night Football is a longstanding Wesleyan tradition, since the 1970s a group of queer and questioning students have met, confidentially, to talk about the issues that face queer, LGBT or other people. Please spread the word, and send questions to weswnf(at)gmail(dot)com.

Check out this Wesleying post for more information.

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 9pm
Place: QRC at 190 High St.

Wednesday Night Football Updates to the 21st Century

According to Phil Gentry ’02’s fantastic Wesleyan’s Queer History 1975-2000, the first queer group emerged at Wesleyan in the early 1975 and placed this advertisement in the Argus:

Coming to terms with gay feelings is difficult in this society, but especially at Wesleyan. About 15 Wes. People have been meeting: two times within the last two weeks, to discuss both what the needs are and what directions this group could take. Any member of the Wes. Community who feels that s/he is predominantly or exclusively gay are invited to the next meeting. For more info, the time and date, Call Bill 346-2448, after 8 p.m. Keep Trying. Your anonymity will be guaranteed. It commits you to nothing.

Today, that first sentence takes most readers by surprise: “especially at Wesleyan”? Really? The group began meeting in March of 1975 and publicly declaring itself the Wesleyan Gay Group. According to Ariel Schwartz ’12, that same year saw the birth of Wednesday Night Football, a weekly, totally confidential meeting space for queer and questioning students to talk. Like the ad says: “Your anonymity will be guaranteed. It commits you to nothing.” (Not like they had listservs in 1975, anyway. [How did it all work??]) Today, Wednesday Night Football still meets every Wednesday night. It still entails no commitment, no public outing, and no football. But WNF is considering some changes, and it wants your input—via email, and with full confidentiality. For the full announcement from Ariel Schwartz:

Wednesday Night Football

New school year, new opportunity to discuss queer/questioning issues in a safe, confidential space. Actually on Wednesday nights, not actually football:

Wondering about your sexuality? Nervous about coming out to your parents? Feeling frustrated with the queer scene at Wes? Do you just want a relaxed and confidential place to talk?

Wednesday Night Football a great place for queer and questioning students to talk about whatever is on their minds.

We meet every Wednesday from 9-10 pm in the QRC (upstairs in 190 High). For more information, contact aeschwartz(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or just show up!

Date: Wednesday, September 21 (and every Wednesday)
Time: 9 – 10 pm
Place: QRC (upstairs in 190 High Street)

Wednesday Night Football

Although spring doesn’t seem to want to come out, maybe you do? Come to Wednesday Night Football for a chill space to talk about whatever is on your mind. Questioning? Unsure how to come out? Curious about the queer scene at Wes?

Date:   April 6
Time:   9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place:  QRC (in the UOC) 190 High Street

Wednesday Night Football

Questioning your sexuality? Overwhelmed by the queer scene at Wes? Want a safe and confidential place to talk? If so, come to Wednesday Night Football. Every Wednesday.

Starts Feb. 2
Time:   9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place:  QRC (Upstairs in 190 High, aka. the UOC)

Wednesday Night Football at QRC

Wednesday Night Football meeting:

Wondering about your sexuality? Nervous about coming out to your parents? Feeling frustrated with the queer scene at Wes? Do you just want a relaxed and confidential place to talk?

Wednesday Night Football a great place for queer and questioning students to talk about whatever is on their minds.

We meet every Wednesday from 9-10pm in the QRC (upstairs in 190 High). For more information contact aeschwartz(at)wesleyan.edu, or just show up!

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 27
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: QRC, 190 High Street

Wednesday Night Football is back!

Sara Hirsch ’09 lets us know that Wednesday Night Football has returned!

What: A chill and confidential space for queer or questioning students to talk about whatever is s on their mind.
When: 9:00 pm, Wednesday Nights
Where: the University Organizing Center (162 Church Street, in between Beta and Open House)