Queer Campout was founded by a group of friends and friends-of-friends and friends-of-friends-of-friends in 2017.  The idea is just what it says: camping out, with a bunch of other queers! We thought it would be great to get together out of the bar scene, and get under the stars and go camping! Highlights include campfires at night, chillin’ by day, and a real good time!

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Hammock in the Paliza campground in the Jemez, New Mexico

This space is open to anyone who identifies as queer. So… who’s queer? Do you feel queer? We’re using “queer” here as an umbrella term encompassing non-heterosexual sexualities, as well as trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer folks. Frequently within public spaces, queers don’t feel safe. The goal of this camping trip is to create space in our community that centralizes the safety and comfort of queers. That means: fat queers, skinny queers, femme queers, butch queers, trans queers, queers of color, agender queers, genderfluid queers, queers without documentation, queers of different abilities, queers of all flavors. It’s okay if you don’t feel “queer enough.” If you identify as queer, you belong here. And, of course, if you’re inviting someone, you’re vouching that they’re a safe person for this environment.

This is a co-creative space where it’s cool to take care of each other, be kind, be friendly and have fun! It’s a space that is consensual, anti-racism, anti-transphobia, anti-fatphobia, anti-body-shaming, and actively body positive. Let’s come together as the wildly & beautifully weird & wonderful community that we are, and co-create something supportive, empowering, consensual, and above all—fun!

For more info, including location, directions, or to help out, email us at QueerCampoutNM@gmail.com.

This event is supported entirely by community donations of time, energy, and material resource. It costs about $350/year to host this event. We appreciate donations of any amount to support our labors of love!

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