Critical Queer Solidarity

A intersectional queer activist group based in Berlin

About us: We are an intersectional queer activist group that organises international exchange projects, art and political discussions around topics such as drag and gender expression, dating and relationships and sexual health. We understand ourselves as critical of the queer mainstream and try to raise awareness for critical discourses around identities, capitalism and global justice. We want to organise political education projects to support queer people in their process of empowerment, political engagement and solidarity with each other and other marginalized groups. We exist since 2020.

 

Living CRITICALLY is not about putting people down, but about never simply accepting what is given to us. Whether stemming from the mainstream or niches, or from our own minds, ideas and opinions tend to carry hidden assumptions of power and dynamics of discrimination. We accept the responsibility to question ourselves instead, and so expose embedded practices of excluding others.

As QUEERS, we name our own space for sex and gender out of the norm that never gave it to us. Because we too deserve to feel at home. And as we build from what we take apart, we expand the space of what becomes possible, of newness yet to be, all from the diversity of our expression. There’s power in our play.

In SOLIDARITY, we stand with the marginalized – be they queer among the mainstream, or those who feel invisible within the queer community, or any who have ever had rights denied or never given. Global justice demands togetherness. So we amplify your voices, without claiming them as our own.

who are we?

thomas

he/they

thomas

focus

critical perspectives on queer communities (homonationalism, rainbow capitalism), climate justice, colonial history and gender, antimilitarism, fundraising, campaign strategy

honey

they/he

honey

focus

queer history, queer ecologies, drag, gender studies, trans theory, mental health awareness, safer spaces & community-building

hassandra

they/them

hassandra

focus

Performing arts and make-up artistry, memory culture & collective healing, living archives (queering up the archives), event management

danai

they/them

danai

focus

critical and radical youth work, queer history and education, decolonization, arts, communications for organizations, antimilitarism, wellbeing of minorities, fundraising, strategic planning for organizations and initiatives

monica

she/her

monica

focus

creative writing, colonial history and decolonial practices, critical perspectives of the history of sexuality and gender in the West, sexual education and the medical humanities, anticapitalism

hannah

they/any

hannah

focus

Queer history, drag, folklore and mythology, mental health, Zine culture, queer migration scholarship, critical trans theory, critical/decolonial perspectives on gender & queer history, nutrition and exercise

sefa

they/them

sefa

focus

performing arts and dance, bodily experiences and physicalities, collective liberation & intersectionality, programming and development