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‘Queer black’ group joins Penn’s 15 other LGBT undergrad clubs

Queer black group considers hosting kink workshop

Individuals with homosexual or transgender inclinations have no shortage of clubs at the University of Pennsylvania.

QBlack is the latest opportunity for homosexual students. This group is specifically for “queer black” students, according to a group representative.

“There’s plenty of Black spaces on campus, and there’s plenty of queer spaces on campus, but there’s not really any dedicated to both,” the marketing chair Yared Zegeye told The Daily Pennsylvanian.

“I want this club to be not just a club, but an institution that makes [queer Black students] know that they’re visible, that they’re loved, that they have a community to come home to, [and] somebody that they can confide in,” Zegeye told the student newspaper.

“The club is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who identify as queer and Black,” according to another representative.

The group is “looking to host a queer brunch event and sex education and kink workshop,” the student newspaper reported.

The queer black students have other LGBT clubs they can partner with, according to a College Fix review of organizations on campus tagged “LGBTQ+.

At least 15 other groups on Penn’s club website specifically cater to LGBTQ students, with some also offering racially siloed opportunities.

For example, Asian American Pacific Islanders can join the “Spice Collective,” a “bi-weekly, student-led discussion space for gender minorities who identify as Asian American Pacific Islander.” This group should not be confused with the “Queer and Asian” club.

There is also a “Chinese Queer Women Group” at Penn along with a “NeuroQueer” club.

The university also offers a “sketchy comedy” troupe for “Anyone But Cis Dudes,” referring to “cisgender,” which means people who recognize the biological reality of their sex. This club should not be confused with “Penn Non-Cis,” which is for transgender students, meaning people who believe they are actually the opposite sex.

All of the clubs can share their experiences in Q-INE magazine, “ Penn’s LGBTQ+ interest magazine.”

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