Take a “field trip” into queer public space (you can interpret this however you want – talk to me if you need ideas – you may write about The Out Hotel if you wish). You may want to visit a site that is important to queer collective memory (like the places mentioned in the readings for this week). You might instead want to visit a less well-known space (e.g. a gay bar in your hometown). What objects and behaviors do you observe in the space? Who is visible in the space? What is your own personal experience of moving through the space? How does what is happening in that space trouble normative categories of gender, sexuality, etc.?
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