QTalk is a monthly open discussion group that brings people together to delve into issues and topics that affect the LGBTQIA+ community and our allies. This isn’t a new group — in fact, the first community discussion groups happened in the 90s and were well attended. The format is intended to be informal and affirming, where perspectives and individual experiences are respected. Meetings are held every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM. Check out the Dakota OutRight Facebook page for updated meeting info!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can attend Qtalk?
Everyone is invited to join us – members of the LGBTQIA community, family, friends, and allies. We strive to create an open and welcoming environment for everyone. All ages are welcome.
What do you talk about?
Facilitators from Dakota OutRight select a topic based on community suggestions and feedback, as well as current events. Past topics have included: Healthy Sexuality; Healthy Relationships; Mental Health & the LGBTQ Community; What does PRIDE mean to you?; Trans Awareness; Coming Out – Stories and Support; Media Depictions of LGBTQIA Identities; LGBTQIA and the Feminist Movement; Intersectionality in the LGBTQIA Community and Why it Matters; Exploring Multisexuality Identities; How to Be a Trans Ally.
While we always have facilitators present and a defined topic for each Qtalk session, the conversation is driven by attendees.
Where do you meet?
Bismarck State College Library (LEA Building, 1500 Edwards Ave, Bismarck) in Conference Room 204 during the months of September, October, November, January, February, March, and April.
Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library (515 N 5th St, Bismarck) during the months of December, May, June, July, and August.