Queer in Community
Queer in Community (QIC) has in the past functioned as a network of individuals who identify as queer or queer-positive, who either live in or have affiliations with intentional community. We were “the intentional communities network for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people, queers, faeries, dykes and the people who love us.” Currently it is largely defunct as an organization, and functions as more of a clearinghouse for people seeking queer and queer-friendly communities.
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!
Email [email protected]
Resources for finding Queer and Queer-Friendly Communities
- 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
- 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 [email protected] 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
RadFae is an organization and website for Radical Faeries, a loosely-affiliated worldwide network and counter-cultural movement seeking to redefine queer consciousness through spirituality. Sometimes deemed a form of contemporary Paganism, it adopts elements from anarchism and environmentalism.
Their list of Faerie Sanctuaries world-wide can be found at:
For communities that may be of interest to more conventional gay men, see the FIC suggestions below.
People looking for queer and queer-friendly communities can search on this webpage using the search terms “gay”, “queer”, “lesbian”, etc.
If you have other resources and suggestions for this page, please contact Valerie at [email protected]