Queer Campout New Mexico exists to be an inclusive safe space for queers of all descriptions who want to go camping in the woods together in New Mexico.
This space is open to anyone who identifies as queer. So… who’s 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 event 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.
Our queerness goes beyond encompassing all non-heterosexual, non-cisgender people. Queerness is radical and political; it is reclaiming who we are in every way, shape, and form. Queerness is actively resisting oppressive systems and appropriation.
It’s okay if you don’t feel “queer enough.” If you identify as queer and you align with our values, 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, with a commitment to anti-racism, anti-transphobia, anti-fatphobia, anti-body-shaming, and actively body positive.
Let’s come together as the wildly and beautifully weird, wonderful community that we are, and co-create something supportive, empowering, consensual, and, above all, fun!
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