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Queer in Community


 Queer in Community (QIC) is a network of  individuals who identify as queer or queer-positive, who either live in or have affiliations with intentional community. 





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Goals of QIC

  • Promote community living as an option for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

  • Help queer-identified and queer-positive intentional communities attract more queer members.

  • Nourish queer culture. Promote awareness of queer issues in the intentional communities movement. 

  • Provide support and friendship for queer-positive people living in intentional communities.

  • Have fun together! mailboxs

Contact Us

To receive our printed brochure, to send a donation, to join our mailing list, or to list your community with us:
Brother Johannes
Mahantongo Spirit Garden 


Valerie Renwick-Porter
Twin Oaks Community
Phone 540-894-5126




Queer in Community (QIC) Directory

Wimmin’s/Lesbian Communities and Resources

    • Susan B. Anthony Memorial Unrest Home Women’s Land Trust – SuBAMUH

      This women’s intentional living and educational community has 3 purposes: 
      1. Provide feminist and ecological education for women through workshops, special events, and skills learning 
      2. Offer a safe and economical space for women to live for short- or long-term stays.
      3. Be a safe rest and recreation space for women – camping for individuals and group events, day use of land, retreats

      Susan B. Anthony Memorial UnRest Home Women’s Land Trust 
      P.O.Box 5853 
      Athens, OH 45701 
      740-448-6424; 740-448-7242 


Gay Men’s Communities

  • Nasalam Ozarks

    We are creating a sex monastery and desire gay/trans mens who are eager to explore their sexuality so that it can be used to create a new kind of community. Our goal is a tribal community modeled on many of the aspects of a traditional monastic community or ashram. 

    Contact Name: Uriel 
    864 N. Ranch Rd. 
    Fair Grove, MO 65648-7622 
    Phone: 417-759-7854 
    E-mail: ,

Open/Mixed Communities

  • Abundant Dawn Community

    Creating a loving and sustainable culture. Each adult is responsible for their own expenses and a share of the community’s expenses. Many alternative-minded folks, homeschoolers, homesteaders, small communities, and organic growers live in this area. 

    Floyd, Virginia 24091
    Email Address:
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  • Dancing Rabbit Community
    Our goal is to build a small town that is truly sustainable and socially responsible. We are located on 280 acres in northeast Missouri, and the pre-requisite for residency is agreeing to the sustainability guidelines. Dancing Rabbit’s village model allows for social and cultural diversity among members.   A number of current members are queer and the community culture is characterized as queer-positive. We are located near 3 other intentional communities including Sandhill Farm, Red Earth Farms, and the Possibility Alliance.

    Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage 
    1 Dancing Rabbit Lane 
    Rutledge, MO 63563 
    Phone: 660-883-5511


  • Folleterre
    The EuroFaeries is a movement in Europe of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gendered people and their supporters, who believe that all gay people have a unique identity and cultural heritage within humanity. The EuroFaeries provide alternatives to urban gay culture. The EuroFaeries produces an annual program of meetings, circles, workshops and a few international gatherings, among other events. 

    France, Europe


  • Ganas

    We’re about 75 members of varied ages, philosophies and ethnicities, located in one of the 5 boroughs of New York City. Most of the Ganas population is heterosexual, but members are very welcoming of sexual and gender diversity. We live in eight well-maintained buildings with lovely gardens. Our purpose has been learning to dialogue with emotional as well as conceptual truth, love and intelligence. 

    Ganas, NYC
    135 Corson Ave.
    Staten Island, NY 10301-2933



  • The Hermitage

    The Hermitage at Mahantongo Spirit Garden is a sacred site and retreat center, a place where spirit and earth join together in harmony, healing and wholeness. As pantheists, we believe everything is alive and spirit. Visitors and guests of diverse sexualities and spiritual paths are welcome with advance notice if possible. Write for a free sample copy of our newsletter. Retreats and workshops are offered in the summer. We are a working farm and crafts center.

    The Hermitage
    Pitman, PA 17964
    Attention: Bro. Johannes


  • Kyn Hearth

    A polyamorous, vegetarian ecovillage located in the Blue Ridge mountains of southwestern Virginia on 69 acres of wooded land. Committed to the twin principles of interpersonal and environmental sustainability, Kyn Hearth is open to and supportive of all healthy relationship orientations, including gay, bi, trans, poly, lesbian, and celibate sexual orientations. The present “main” focus though, is on creating a polyamorous extended family/community.

    Kyn Hearth 
    1398 Cox Store Road, SW 
    Floyd, Virginia 24091



  • Short Mountain
    Short Mountain Sanctuary is an intentional faerie community in Tennessee. We are a collective providing safe space for queer folk of diverse descriptions. As a community we strive to live lightly on the land and to maintain an environment which is open, free and stimulating to each person’s growth and creativity. We publish a quarterly magazine, RFD: A Country Journal for Queer Folk Everywhere, and host two ten-day faerie gatherings in May and October. 

    Short Mountain Sanctuary
    247 Sanctuary Lane
    Liberty, TN 37095


  • Starland

    Starland Community is a residential community and retreat. located near Yucca Valley, California. While most of our members are gay males, we invite adults from the LGBT community, and supporters outside of it.. We generally promote polysexual and polyamorous lifestyles, erotic spirituality, clothing-optional events, freedom from substance abuse and having fun in a playful, child-like manner. We also serve as the Southern California Radical Faeries Sanctuary and hold regular faerie gatherings. 

    56925 Yucca Trail #355 PMB 
    Yucca Valley, CA 92284 


  • Twin Oaks 

    Twin Oaks is an eco-village of 100 women, men and children in central Virginia. We are a mixed (straight/GLB) community with a culture that includes and welcomes lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, etc. Our members enjoy a flexible work schedule, a mix of ages living together, living lightly on the land by sharing resources, and an environment that is safe for all people–women, men, lesbians, gays, and children alike.

    Twin Oaks Community 
    138 Twin Oaks Rd 
    Louisa VA 23093 

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There is a growing number of intentional communities formed specifically for lesbians and/or wimmin. For more information, or to list your community confidentially, please email

  • Shewolf’s Directory of Wimmin’s Lands and Lesbian Communities contains the philosophies and contact information of over 100 wimmin’s settlements and gathering places in the USA (mostly), Canada, Scotland, France, Australia, Sweden, West Wales, and New Zealand. 
    Price per copy: within the U.S. $16; Canada $20 USA currency; elsewhere $25 USA currency 
    Mail check to: Wimmin’s Land Directory, P.O. Box 1515, Melrose, Florida 32666. Make check to out to JRB. Your book will be mailed to you the next day and should arrive in 3 to 5 days. 

  •   Maize-  A Lesbian Country Magazine is a great networking resource for wimmin living on land or wimmin looking to visit lands, and has a directory in each issue of wimmin’s lands. 

    Yearly subscriptions: in USA, $25/$15 low income; Canada $30/$25 USA currency; International $40/$30 USA currency. Contributing more is helpful. Maize is always “send whatever you can when and if you can.” 4 issues a year. Send subscription payment check made out to to Maize/Woman, Earth & Spirit.
    Mailing address: PO Box 130, Serafina, NM 87569 
    Phone: 575-421-2533

  • Lesbian Connection Magazine sometimes lists “Women and the Land” information. While LC is free to lesbians, they do have a suggested donation of $42/year- more if you can, less if you can’t. To start receiving LC, email with your full name and complete (snail mail) mailing address. 

         If you prefer to sign up through the postal system, send your request with your full name and mailing address and donation check to: Elsie Publishing Institute, PO Box 811, East Lansing, MI 48826 
    phone: (517)371-5257 
    fax: (517)361-5200 

FIC (The Fellowship for Intentional Community) 

This is a clearinghouse for all sorts of information on community living. The FIC publishes the Communities Directory and Communities magazine. AoC 
The Fellowship for Intentional Community 
RR 1 Box 155-Q 
Rutledge, MO 63563 
Web site  


FEC (Federation of Egalitarian Communities) 

This is a network of non-violent, egalitarian and income-sharing communities.
Web site:


RFD (Radical Faerie Digest)

RFD is a publication of the Radical Faeries. Each issue contains articles, artwork, features, and a list 
of faerie communities, sanctuaries, and regional contacts. 
247 Sanctuary Lane 
Liberty, TN 37095 
(615) 563-439

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge