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QueerLab is a youth-led media program exploring LGBTQ experience in North Carolina. Each QueerLab session brings together an editorial team of queer identifying youth to publish I Don’t Do Boxes, and organize workshops focused on creative media production and digital storytelling.

 

QueerLab Interest Meeting

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February 25, 2015 | 6-8pm
Beloved Community Center
417 Arlington Street
Greensboro, NC

 

QueerLab Workshops: SPRING 2015

Join us for QueerLab workshops April – June 2015. All workshops are free and open to all, hosted at Elsewhere in downtown Greensboro, NC (606 South Elm Street). For more information and to get involved please contact Patrick McDonnell, Education Curator at Elsewhere, at education@goelsewhere.org.

April 8, 6-8pm at Elsewhere

April 22, 6-8pm at Elsewhere

May 6, 6-8pm at Elsewhere

May 20, 6-8pm at Elsewhere

June 3, 6-8pm at Elsewhere

Issue Three | I Don’t Do BoxesAct Out

Join the Editorial Team to produce and promote stories exploring LGBTQ experience in the south. All meetings are free and open to all. For more information and to get involved please contact Allen Moore, Senior Editor, I Don’t Do Boxes, at IDDB@goelsewhere.org.

Editorial Meetings

March 11, 6-8pm at the Forge, 115 W. Lewis Street

March 18, 6-8pm at the Forge, 115 W. Lewis Street

March 25, 6-8pm at the Forge, 115 W. Lewis Street

April 1, 6-8pm at the Forge, 115 W. Lewis Street

April 15, 6-8 at Elsewhere

April 29, 6-8 at Elsewhere

May 13, 6-8 at Elsewhere

May 27, 6-8 at Elsewhere

 

I Don’t Do Boxes

IDDB - color coverI Don’t Do Boxes is a magazine exploring LGBTQ experience, published at Elsewhere and edited by a team of queer-identifying youth. We’re always looking for editors and stories. Visit idontdoboxes.org for more info!

ISSUE ONE: SCHOOL’S OUT!
The first issue of I Don’t Do Boxes collects over 30 artworks, stories, poems, comics and essays exploring queer southern experience and beyond. Launched on June 7, 2013, the issue was distributed to local schools and spaces around the Triad featuring advice, news, essays, youth commentary, lesson plans and ideas for organizing and sustaining Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) at local schools. Download (PDF) | Purchase Online

ISSUE TWO: OUT LOUD
The second issue focuses on the power of song and voice, and feature original music, lyrics, stories and sound recordings. Selected submissions will be curated into a digital album with an accompanying zine of writings and artworks, and distributed to queer communities around the country. Download (PDF) | Purchase Online

Participate

Please join us for upcoming QueerLab workshops or help edit and curate the next issue of I Don’t Do Boxes!

  • Who: QueerLab is open to LGBTQIA youth, allies and intergenerational communities. All are welcome!
  • Where: QueerLab sessions are held at Elsewhere in downtown Greensboro, NC. (606 South Elm Street).
  • Contact education@goelsewhere.org for more information or questions!



Support & Partners

QueerLab is an Elsewhere collaboration with YouthSAFE, QORDS, the Guilford Green Foundation, and allies like you. Support QueerLab with a tax-deductible donation to help print and distribute I Don’t Do Boxes, and ensure future QueerLab sessions with LGBTQ youth in the Triad.




YOUR FUNDS DIRECTLY SUPPORT:

  • An Innovative Publication: A publication made for and by LGBTQ-identifying youth
  • Building Support Networks: A platform for creative community building in Greensboro and beyond
  • Creative ways to Connect: Using video, music, and art to share stories
  • Build a more Curious Culture: Furthering Elsewhere’s mission to find art in everyday life