Share Your Story!

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Southern Colorado, July 2014.

We are slowly gathering stories as time and funds allow.  If you are interested in sharing your story with us, please let us know a bit about yourself and the place you live.  If you would like to share your story but wish to remain anonymous, you can still participate in this project!  Please feel free to get in touch with any questions.

If you are interested in interviewing country queers in your own rural community or small town, please contact us for more information about how to submit!

And we welcome general comments, questions, suggestions, critique, and hellos!

 

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  1. Hey there. I live in Lawrence, Kansas and I am so excited about your project! I hope you plan to stop here because our agriculture seen is dope! My partner and I are organic farmers (fruit, veggies, mushrooms, rabbits, chickens) and if you need a place to set up a tent or a tour guide let me know!

  2. Saw your video on Upworthy – I wish I could make a donation, but can’t, but CAN spread the word! I am a straight person ally (living in Quebec), and love your project!

  3. I was so glad and heartened to catch your video. As you pointed out there is this preconception that if you are queer (this is my preferred term to describe myself. Please accept that when I say queer I am including all LGBTQI people) you must live in a city. Safety in numbers. It’s perfectly understandable but there is this whole other world out here that is not represented, falling outside of yet another stereotype of the urban queer. I am in my late 40s and have lived for a decade in San Francisco as well as Northampton, Massachusetts, Dallas and Austin; some of the queerest places on earth. My roots partly
    sink into the Mississippi Delta. I now live by choice in Alpine, Tx population 7,000. Before moving here I lived directly on the Mexican border in a village of 18 people. The strangest thing for me really has been the shift from the majority of my friends, colleagues and acquaintances throughout most of my adult life being queer to them now being straight, or at least straightish. I am struck by my own unfamiliarity with straight identity which leads me to consider how I have in the past systematically protected/insulated myself through geographic choices. Of course, they didn’t feel like choices at the time but imperatives. I would like very much to talk with you about your project and participate if you would like for me to.

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