Queernival is a Southern Celebration of Youth Liberation organized by youth people!
On March 28 we will come together for the 2nd ever-Queernival to celebrate, educate, organize, throw pies, and get our dance on!
Queernival is organized by the North Carolina Queer Youth Power Coalition (NCQYPC). NCQYPC is a youth-centered collaborative to strengthen the movement for queer liberation in the South. Coalition members include the Youth Organizing Institute, QORDS (Queer Oriented Radical Days of Summer), and iNSIDEoUT/UPSIDEDOWN.
Each of our organizations works on a wide range of issues affecting LGBTQ youth in the South: school to prison pipeline, safer spaces for LGBTQ youth, gay-straight alliances/queer-straight alliances, and opportunities for queer and trans youth to build with each other at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, dis/ability and class.
We want Queernival to be accessible to all and fun for the whole family, with prizes, activities, and performance. In order to ensure our open mic and drag show can is hoping to strengthen our commitment to accessibility and disability justice.
But we need some help to make this a reality.
We are fundraising to cover the costs of:
- Wheelchair accessible porta potty ($220)
- Wheelchair accessible ramps for entry into Church space ($100)
- Queernival swag and goodies ($150 for 3 color screens & ink to make NCQYPC bandanas, patches, t-shirst, & more)
- A BOUNCY CASTLE ($225)
Help make the 2nd Annual Queernival a huge success.
There will be:
- Youth Drag Performance
- Open Mic
- Youth Musicians and Teen Bands
- Booths by local Gay-Straight Alliances and Multicultural Clubs
- Delicious Local Food
- Queer Carnival Games
- Intergenerational Queer Family Lovespace!
NCQYPC would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped make this happen.
Calvary United Methodist Church | Chirba Chirba | Operation Bullyhorn | TheLRoomBNB | Teenage Mutants | Athens Drive Queer Straight Alliance |NC State GLBT Center | Durham County Library | Cary High School QSA | Youth Against Rape Culture & Queer Youth Drop-in | Apex HS Gay Straight Alliance | E Chapel Hill High QSA | Riverside QSA | Tim Stallman | QORDS | iNSIDEoUT | Youth Organizing Institute