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Mural by Rebekah Tarín and visiting artists –  Peñasco Theater – Peñasco, NM – July 2014

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!

ORAL HISTORY PROJECTS:

  • LGBTQ Oral History Hub:  AMAZING list of links to dozens of queer oral history projects compiled by the Digital Collaboratory.

ORGANIZATIONS:

  • 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.

REPORTS / ESSAYS / RESOURCE MANUALS : 

 

BOOKS:

Academic/Non-Fiction:

Walk Till The Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia.  2015.  Edited by Adrian Blevins and Karen Salyer McElmurray.

Bodies of Evidence:  The Practice of Queer Oral History.  2012.  Edited by Nan Alamilla Boyd and Horacio N. Roque Ramirez.

Exile & Pride:  Disability, Queerness, and Liberation.  2009.  by Eli Clare.

Out in the Country:  Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America. 2009.  by Mary L. Gray.

 In a Queer Time and Place:  Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives.  by Jack Halberstam.

Another Country:  Queer Anti-Urbanism.   2010.  by Scott Herring.

Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music.  2014.  by Nadine Hubbs.

Just Queer Folks:  Gender and Sexuality in Rural America.  2013.  by Colin R. Johnson.

Sweet Tea:  Black Gay Men of the South.  2008.  by E. Patrick Johnson.

Fiction:

The Evening Hour by Carter Sickels.

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich.