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Green carnations were allegedly worn by Oscar Wilde as a code for "the love that dare not speak its name." Whether or not their symbolism was used as such, referred to the Decadent movement, or was without implicit meaning, they are still associated with Oscar Wilde and his libel trials. This is a meet-up for the LGBTQQIA members at The Steampunk World's Fair. Come join fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual steampunks for a mixer to get to know each other better and toss back a few drinks (alcoholic and non). Friends are welcome, too.
There will be a curated mini library of literature touching on Victorian sexuality and queer people throughout history for attendees to peruse. In addition, we seek for this space to be what you wish to make of it, whether as a chance to just relax and mingle, or a potential for in-depth discussions or something else entirely. It's up to you, darlings. Feel free to wear a green carnation, dress to the nines, or show up in your most comfortable shirt.
Please note that this is intended as a safer space. In addition to upholding the event's harassment policy, we ask that all attendees be respectful of one another's pronouns and the intention behind creating this space.