Genderqueer Day Today! - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Genderqueer Day Today!

Published April 19, 2016

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Alda Villiljós

Today marks the second annual Genderqueer Day in Iceland, and interested parties will have a chance to learn more about what genderqueer means.

A statement to the press on behalf of Non-binary Iceland and the board of Trans Ísland announces the second year for Genderqueer Day, which is celebrated in much the same spirit as the more traditional Women’s Day (konudagur) and Men’s Day (bóndadagur).

“As genderqueer and non-binary people do not traditionally fall into either one of those groups, we want to encourage people to do the same to any genderqueer or non-binary person in their life on April 20th,” the statement reads in part.

Furthermore, people curious as to what genderqueer or non-binary means are welcome to attend a free introduction presentation on the subject.

“Non-binary Iceland in collaboration with Trans Iceland, Wotever Iceland and Samtökin ’78 are issuing an open invitation to a free introduction of what gender, genderqueer and non-binary is at Samtökin ’78, Suðurgata 3,” the statement explains. “The presentation aims to be both fun and accessible, and we encourage questions afterwards. We want to encourage everyone to use this chance for a free education, or to seek out education on the topic. Non-binary Iceland and Trans Iceland are always happy to answer questions and give suggestions for good reading materials!”

The event kicks off at 18:00 at Suðurgata 3, and it will be wheelchair accessible.

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