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Keenan and the team are working hard to clean up and rebuild the conference site, for an amazing queer gathering! August 2-4, 2024!

The Queers Will Gather!

(Please enjoy this original art by the talented Zoe, which will feature on our flyers (and maybe stickers) for this year’s event.) On Wednesday March 20, a nearby fire spread to Twin Oaks Community, wiping out nearly all the structures at our conference site and the vicinity. The damage to Twin Oaks infrastructure was extensive, but fortunately no humans, pets, […]

Twin Oaks Queer Gathering is looking for workshop presenters!

If you have an idea for a workshop, presentation, skill share, or discussion group you’d like to facilitate at the Twin Oaks Queer Gathering (August 2-4), please let us know [https://twinoaksqueergathering.org/call-for-workshops/]! Any attendee may propose a workshop they wish to host. Workshop slots are 90 minutes long. There is limited electrical access, but presentations requiring projectors or amplified sound can […]

We’re back! August 5-7, 2022

We’re back! After a two-year hiatus, we’re excited to reconnect with our queer friends and allies A couple important new things this year: 1) All attendees must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination! This is to help protect the high number of vulnerable people in the community. As this is an outdoor event, masking will not be required, but […]

Twin Oaks Queer Gathering Postponed Until 2022 ‍

Hey Y’all,While things are finally looking up, we feel that it’s still too soon and uncertain to plan for a large in-person gathering this fall. We really miss y’all and the amazing energy you bring, but we also want to be responsible hosts and prioritize everyone’s collective health and safety while covid-19 vaccine roll-out is still underway.   Paying it […]

2020 Gathering Canceled :(

Hey Y’all, It is with a heavy heart that we write this cancelation email since queer connection and community is so important during this time of uncertainty, isolation, fear, and rage. We really wanted to make this gathering happen, but it’s clear at this point that it’s not. Not only is COVID-19 complicating all in-person gatherings, but Twin Oaks is […]

2020 Dates and Travel Stipends!

The current date for the 2020 Queer Gathering is August 7-9, so mark your calendars!!! Also, new this year, we are accepting donations (and will also be applying for grants) to offer travel stipends for those who cannot otherwise afford to attend the event, prioritizing to people of color. If you’d like to make a donation, go to our eventbrite […]

Thanks and Evaluations!

Thanks to everyone who came to 2019 Twin Oaks Queer Gathering! It was great to see old friends and make new ones. If you didn’t fill out a paper evaluation at the gathering, please take a few minutes to let us know how we did and what you’d like to see next year at https://forms.gle/EKZyjiifQFtRKkYm6

2019 Workshops!

NO! Giving and Receiving No with Comfort, Grace, and Glee For many of us, especially women, femmes, and AFABs, saying “no” can be a challenge—we’ve been taught that our social acceptance and even our safety depends on our compliance and malleability. Many of us also struggle with feelings of rejection when we are given “no,” and read it as a […]

Queer Shorts!

On Sunday night of 2019 Twin Oaks Queer Gathering, we’ll be showing a series of short films featuring QTPOC and Asexual identities – and others of course cuz intersectionality!