Participant Agreement

In participating in Queer Collaborations 2017, I agree to the following:

  • Uphold and respect the Safer Spaces and Grievance Policies
  • Respect people’s physical and emotional boundaries
  • Always get explicit verbal consent before touching someone or crossing personal boundaries
  • Take personal responsibility for your actions and the effect of these actions on others, regardless of intent
  • Not compromise the privacy of any individuals or groups by discussing personal or sensitive matters with other individuals
  • Endeavour not to speak over others and help create an inclusive environment which allows for everyone to have their say and not be silenced
  • Respect people’s opinions, beliefs, differing states of being and differing points of view unless it violates the safer spaces and grievance policy agreements
  • Respect the autonomy of identity groups, and therefore the importance of autonomous spaces and discussions- if you don’t identify with the group, don’t attend the discussion
  • Not engage in any behaviour or use language that perpetuates oppression; including, but not limited to, being racist, ageist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, queerphobic, ableist, classist, sizeist, biphobic, whorephobic, polyphobic, acephobic, femmephobic, transmisogynistic or general bigotry
  • Respect and make an effort to correctly use people’s pronouns  
  • Use content warnings where necessary, including in personal conversations, workshops and conference floor; be aware of the content warnings for workshops you wish to attend, either from the reader, the workshop facilitator, or where otherwise visibly posted
  • Respect “dry” (no alcohol) spaces, and in “wet” (alcohol allowed) spaces, not pressure those who are not drinking to consume alcohol
  • Not have sex in public spaces
  • Not remove clothes which would result in nudity in a public space without the expressed permission of the people in that space, including people who come into that space after consent has been asked for
  • Adhere to standing orders and speaking lists throughout conference floor and caucuses
  • Take care of yourself and others around you and alert the Grievance Committee and/or Organising Committee if you feel it necessary

Adapted from the Queer Collaborations 2016 participant agreement.