BLeGIT Queer Deaf and Interpreter Social


This summer, the first national event for queer interpreters is taking place in San Francisco. BLeGIT, the national member group for that community, is hosting an all-day workshop on August 3rd in downtown San Francisco. The night before, August 2nd, we will host a free event- a Queer Deaf and Interpreter Social- at the hotel. No tickets or registration is required. We are hoping many local people will join us to welcome folks from all over the country.

When: August 2nd, 2007
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: The Downtown Marriott Hotel- 55 4th St., San Francisco, CA (same location as the RID Conference)

Free and open to all!

If you are also interested in attending the BLeGIT Pre-Conference Symposium on August 3rd, more information can be found here. It’s not too late to register at the door.

-Paavo Allen and Shane Blau
BLeGIT Symposium Committee

4 thoughts on “BLeGIT Queer Deaf and Interpreter Social”

  1. Very interesting. I’ve always been under the impression interpreters don’t like to socialize with us deaf. Even gay ones. Only the new awkward signers. They take advantage of us to learn asl and then when they become interpreters they stop socializing with us.

  2. I think it depends on where you live. In some places I’ve lived, I noticed the same but in others, terps were very social with deafies.

  3. I think that reason terps are not hanging with deaf community is usually they have to follows code of conducts with the interpreting agencies in some states. I would preferred all interpreters to go the deaf community and do least 2 hrs a week to benefit the experiences with deaf consumers outside legal, or business-related. As you know signs do changes overtime as we get older or possible that terps move state to states. Some signs are different from south as here in north, as well west to east.

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