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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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
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 […]
Kids are totally welcome! Parents maintain bottom-line responsibility for their children, however, we will have some amount shared childcare and kid-activities available so that parents can experience some time on their own (please email us for details). If you want to hang out with kids for a couple hours, you can sign up for a workshift when you check in […]
The Campaign for Southern Equality has generously given Twin Oaks Queer Gathering a $300 grant in order to help facilitate outreach to folks from marginalized populations and subsidize registration costs for those who cannot afford the suggested registration fee. Thanks, y’all!