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…

Fashion is an X, Y or Z

QueerLab hosted a fashion experiment and photoshoot this past week led by Raven Hillferty. Exploring ideas of androgyny – participants were asked to select outfits from Elsewhere’s wardrobe collection that had masculine and feminine characteristics. Raven re-curated the selections to…

A Queered Flag

In most every neighborhood where LGBTQ-identifying people live, the rainbow flag proudly waves in the background as a symbol of solidarity and acceptance. Its now a ubiquitous symbol of pride, of letting others now that “we’re here and proud”. Sometimes,…

Beyond the Safe Zone

This week in QueerLab, we discussed the politics of safer spaces in downtown Greensboro and the surrounding area. We talked about what makes or breaks a “safe” space, and how to construct one in our own community through our actions,…

Story Banking | April 11, 2013

Elena Rue of StoryMineMedia joined QueerLab this past week (April 11, 2013) to lead a workshop on video-based storytelling and interview technique. View some of the stories gathered during the workshop below:

Green Street Breaking New Ground

During a recent QueerLab session on March 21st, Molly Brummett visited Elsewhere to share stories and experiences about Green Street United Methodist Church’s recent Public Statement on Marriage in support of equitable treatment for all those interested in marriage. “On…