AAG 2021 Keynote

Saturday April 10th 1:30-2:45 What kind of racial reckoning is this? Black LGBTQ Practices of Care amid Spatial Marginalization  by Marlon M Bailey The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and magnified the deep social inequalities, health disparities, and spatial marginalization that disproportionately impact Black queer communities. For example, Black LGBTQ people disproportionately experience homelessness and housing … More AAG 2021 Keynote

QTGSG Graduate Student Conference Fund

The Queer and Trans Geographies Speciality Group (QTGSG) Graduate Student Conference Fund supports Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) who are attending the 2021 annual meeting of the AAG and presenting work broadly related to queer and trans geographies. This fund is open to all BIPOC MA/MS/PhD students, and for 2021 we will be … More QTGSG Graduate Student Conference Fund

Statement in support of our Black colleagues and protesters

The board of the Queer and Trans Geographies Speciality Group of the American Association of Geographers stands in solidarity with our Black colleagues across the discipline, and with Black communities and protesters across the United States and around the world, who are facing and organizing against continued anti-Black police violence, lynchings, and heightened white supremacist … More Statement in support of our Black colleagues and protesters

2020 AAG Queer and Trans Geographies Specialty Group Student Paper Competition

*Note: Extended deadline to January 27th! We are excited to read your work!** The Queer and Trans Geographies Speciality Group (QTGSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) is pleased to announce the 2020 QTGSG Student Paper Competition. We are seeking high-quality student papers that make an original contribution to the geographical study of sexuality, … More 2020 AAG Queer and Trans Geographies Specialty Group Student Paper Competition

Our Name Change

SXSSG is now QTGSG! We are excited to announce that the Sexuality and Space Specialty Group (SXSSG) is now the Queer and Trans Geographies Specialty Group (QTGSG) after voting and approval by our members and the AAG Council.The focus and outreach of the specialty group has expanded substantially since its inception in the late 1990s. … More Our Name Change

Call for Improved Inclusion of Trans, Two-Spirit, and Non-Binary Geographers at the AAG Annual Meeting

In advance of the AAG Council Meeting in November, the Sexuality and Space Specialty Group (SXSSG) board has written a letter asking the AAG to make substantial changes to address the inclusion of transgender (trans) and gender non-conforming attendees at our annual meeting. We are specifically asking for increasing the education, accessibility, and awareness of … More Call for Improved Inclusion of Trans, Two-Spirit, and Non-Binary Geographers at the AAG Annual Meeting

SXSSG 2019 Student Poster Competition Winner (Announcement)

Congratulations to Alexandra Ringling, a master’s student in Geography at the University of Missouri Columbia and the winner of the first Sexuality and Space Specialty Group Student Poster Competition for her poster, “Homonationalist Rhetoric in Israel: Neoliberal Sexual Politics in the Gay Tourism Industry.” The abstract is provided below. Abstract: This poster explores Israel’s alignment … More SXSSG 2019 Student Poster Competition Winner (Announcement)