Ten Best Ways To Practice Consent

Eric Ginsburg (Greensboro, NC) Courtesy, Yes Weekly! Defining consent Consent is usually discussed in the context of engaging in sexual activity with someone else, but can really be applied to interpersonal interactions in general. By defining what we mean by…

Finding self

Kiticia Hayes (Greensboro, NC) I’ve forever been the oddball, outkast, never quite fitting in. I remember my first job right out of college as a reporter for a local newspaper. I wanted to dress the part: makeup, blue power suit,…

We don’t do boxes

Kia Vaughn (Greensboro, NC) Queerness, boxes, identity, relationships, presentation, politics not just, but more Friendships, boundaries, family (chosen/blood), music, school, work, class, race, experience the world, food, showing affection, love, poly, media, perceptions, lost, broken, rebuilt, denied, affirmed. It’s a…

Fantasy

Collins Bennett (New Jersey) I have this fantasy of New York. I will have an apartment full of nothing. It will be downtown somewhere. The landlord will be an older man who charges too much. He will leave my lights…

There’s No Place Like Home

B. Marshall (Texas) One would think that being queer in a small town like Wichita, Kansas is a lot harder than it would be living in a big city. That person would be extraordinarily wrong. When I was back home,…

CALLING HOME

Karl Cronin (San Francisco, CA) When I was a kid, our family moved from Denver to north Texas. My dad was in the military and he was restationed to an Air Force base in Wichita Falls. Our whole family packed…

Summer Reading List

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White June Jordan’s poetry Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde Queer Spirits by AA Bronson and Peter Hobbs Dykes to Watch Out…

Local & Regional Resources

Organizations for Youth Youth OUTRight (Asheville) Time Out Youth (Charlotte) YouthSAFE (Greensboro) InsideOUT 180 (Durham/Chapel Hill) LGBT Camps ASPYRE Leadership Camp (Greensboro) QORDS Camp (Browns Summit) GSA Activist Camp (Charlotte) LGBT Conferences Trans Student List LGBT in the South (Asheville)…

Defining “Queer”

(A film by Marcelitte Failla) Queer is a term with many meanings. Historically, queer has been used as a slur to marginalize gay, lesbian and trans communities. More recently, the idea of “queer studies” has sought to reclaim the word…