Inside Azkaban #0
In this next blog post, we would like to concentrate on the IQA’s goal to be inclusive to the LGBTQ* community, including a more detailed look at gender identity and gender expression. The IQA seeks to be a community that respects players of all backgrounds, and particularly hopes to be a safe space for our fellow athletes and other participants who are trans* and/or do not self-identify within the gender binary.
While the IQA understands that the current “two minimum rule” is far from perfect, we feel that it is a step in the right direction towards recognizing the diversity of our community as well as avoiding cissexism. We also feel that education on this issue is vital as it is often an issue in which people are uneducated. The following are some terms as well as gender identities for those who do not recognize within the gender binary, as well as some helpful tips to be an ally and help make the quidditch community, both online and in person, a safe space for trans* individuals.
Also note that we’ve used the acronym LGBT* or LGBTQ*, but there are many other ways this acronym can be presented, such as LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual). Generally saying “LGBT*” is a good option because the asterisk sort of acts as an umbrella for everything within the spectrum. You’ll also see “trans*” with the asterisk because it also acts as an umbrella for all trans* identities without being cumbersome. It’s sort of like you’re referring to a footnote and that footnote can be any identity on the gender identity spectrum.
Disclaimer/full-disclosure: this post was written by a cis-female, so if you have any corrections/clarifications/comments to make, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denver Quidditch League -
Harry and the Potters are in town for the Denver Comic Con. Their show at the Hard Rock Cafe has sold out… but because they are wizards, not capitalists, they are playing a killer acoustic set for FREE. It will happen at the Commons Park on the stairway to nowhere! (1505 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202 ) Come hang out with the rest of the magical folk who will be there to party! They start at 6:30, we will start at 4.
The Denver Dementors Quidditch team has decided to move their practice from City Park to make this event even better! If you are interested in joining their practice meet up @ 4:00. All are welcome and brooms will be provided!
1. Meet @ 4 - At the stairway to nowhere!
2. Wear your witch and wizard robes!
3. Party Hard!
Denver Quidditch League -
Denver is home to many great athletes, including players on the Denver Dementors Quidditch team. The Dementors hold open practices Sunday afternoons in City Park, organize runs on brooms, recruit for
Jake Freedle, Seeker, Denver Dementors
Inside Azkaban -
The fleshing out of Dementor back stories begins with this harrowing piece outlining the entrance of a certain werewolf’s life into quidditch.
We've always relied on the kindness of people donating everything from words to roadkill -
Your kind words are appreciated.
This art show features two of the Denver Dementors!
December 8th, 2012 6pm @ Hooked on Colfax
Artwork of Courtney Burrows and Tovio Roberts
Courtney Burrows explores the relationship between reality and nostalgia drawing from nature, tarot, and stories of children overcoming adversity. http://rabbitspeak.tumblr.com/
Tovio is showing pieces in the series “Palaces — Intricate Impressions of Decadent Domiciles” http://tovio.tumblr.com/
anotherquidkid14 asked: Hi y'all! My name's Abby and I go to school in Virginia and I play on my school's quidditch team. I'm from Denver, and I came to the realization the other day that I need people to play quidditch with over winter break and the summer when I'm home, and I found you guys and that makes me really happy. Just thought I'd let you know that. :)
You are welcome to visit our prison and partake in such activities that befit a player of the dark art of Quidditch.
—Dementor No. 12
fyq: Quidditch Team List -
This is for ginny-wrocks specifically because she asked for it. It includes teams that have specific pages, people who post frequently about their team, people who post quidditch related things and I don’t know what team their on if any, and all about quidditch blogs.
Denver Dementors team foto from the Quidpocalypse!
Alrighty! This is about 1,000 words of my view on safe and effective tackling. This is by no means the official view of the IQA and it may not align with what you believe is best.
Tackling is the one of the most awe-inspiring and concussion-inducing aspects of quidditch. It’s every captain or coach’s job to whittle it down to just awe-inspiring.
You go Bear Train. Four for you.
(Source: snark--week, via quidditchforever)