During the Spring 2023 semester, the WGSS 374: Queer Theories and Politics course studied the mutual aid and LGBTQ+ community organizing. Trans studies scholar Dean Spade defines “mutual aid is the radical act of caring for each other while working to change the world” (2020). Amidst national attacks on trans youth via anti-trans bills, our course imagined how collective care and mutual aid provide vehicles of gender-affirming safety in Winona.

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College of Liberal Arts


Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies


Winona, Minnesota


WGSS, Queer Theories, LGBTQIA+, Political Science, Legislative History, Transgender, Mutual Aid, Community Building

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