A world where everyone can be free.
We believe that no person is free while there are others that are not.
We want to work towards creating that freedom for all.
WHAT DOES FREEDOM MEAN TO US?
Getting to know who we are and being there for ourselves as well as for each other. Protecting our earth.
Building community so that no one has to face injustice alone. Showing solidarity with all other beings.
Acknowledging priviledges and unlearning prejudices. Meeting each other and learning from each other. Working and growing together.
Accepting ourselves with all our flaws and respecting the other, no matter how much we might disagree, how different our experiences might have been.
Transnational as in creating a network and establishing links beyond borders. Taking global responsibility. Empowering people everywhere to let their voices be heard. Because we’re only as strong as we are together.
Queer as in fighting for the right for everyone to live the life they desire without facing discrimination.
Underground as in the place where the best ideas and practices are born. It’s where we empower ourselves. This is where we keep working on creating the future that we want to live in.
1. Creating and maintaining transnational-queer-underground.net as an online platform, that provides useful information for the community and anyone interested.
2. Keeping this platform inviting and encouraging for people to participate, to come out and to find their voice.
3. Organizing public and private events, such as workshops, lectures, exhibitions, concerts, seminars, exchanges, etc.
4. Publishing books, zines, posters, etc.
5. A membership program for cultural and political activists to get in depth support and to participate in transnational projects and collaborations. Members can also take an active role in setting TQU’s agenda.
6. We are new. This is just a beginning. Our mission might change over time, our vision won’t.
What can you do here?
We warmly invite you to explore. There are four main sectors to discover:
PROPSLIST – a kind of meeting place. People introduce their projects and you can look for people to collaborate with or just get some inspiration.
STORIES – we collect and publish stories around different topics as a means of taking history writing in our hands. In 2020 the topic is shifting traditions. Read the call or browse through submissions.
PHOTO COMPETITIONS – we host around three photo competitions per year. It’s fun and a very nice way to get people from different places together to think about a certain topic – language becomes less important when you can connect through a photo 🙂 .
TQU Short Film Nights on tour – we hosted 5 short film nights in Berlin in 2019, in 2020 we will send these wonderful films on tour. More information and dates coming soon.
We also have a blog with reviews, interviews and other fun things.