ART / PROJECTS / BUSINESSES of Country Queers we’ve interviewed:
Help Country Queers survive and thrive in rural communities by supporting the art, farms, creative projects, and businesses of country queers we’ve had the pleasure of meeting along the way!
- Jonah from CT made a great film documenting queer farmers in the U.S. called Out Here.
- Sam and Ethan (from Southwest VA and East KY) write a hilarious Fabulachian blog The Down Home Divas.
- Candace and Autumn own and operate the amazing Ed’s Sno-Cones in Angleton, TX.
- Courtney and her family are the hardworking farmers at Homestead Ranch in Lecompton, KS.
- Crisosto Apache is the Director of the Two Spirit National Cultural Exchange, based in New Mexico.
- Mattie owns the historic Hotel Ritchey in Alpine, TX which she’s fixing up to re-open!
ORAL HISTORY PROJECTS:
- LGBTQ Oral History Hub: AMAZING list of links to dozens of queer oral history projects compiled by the Digital Collaboratory.
- Southerners On New Ground (SONG): building a political home across race, class, culture, gender & sexuality in the South
- The STAY Project (Stay Together Appalachian Youth) : regional network of Central Appalachian youth, 14-30, working towards a more sustainable and inclusive future in the mountains
- Kansas Queer Youth Network (KQYN): a Kansas statewide GSA Network
- Two Spirit National Cultural Exchange: dedicated to the positive development of two-spirit people and culture
- Green Mountain Crossroads: supports rural LGBTQ communities in becoming stronger, healthier, and more visible -based in Brattleboro, Vermont.
- Rural Organizing Project: the Rural Organizing Project uses values-based organizing to advance a progressive vision of democracy in Oregon, with a focus on Democracy & Civic Participation, Immigrant Fairness, LGBTQ Justice, Economic Justice, and the Cost of War.
- USDA’s Rural Pride Campaign: In an effort to elevate the voices of the LGBT community living in rural America, USDA and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, launched the #RuralPride campaign in 2014. The centerpiece of this campaign is a series of day-long summits hosted by USDA, NCLR, and a number of local partners based in rural communities across the country.