Queerelders Photos & Videos

11 days ago

“I had no desire to adopt my mother’s gender expression which I read as disempowerment. She was angry and depressed, a reflection of her society when women’s choices were extremely limited” - Jan Angus 💕 Issue 3 . #butch #countryqueers #ruralqueers #butch #butchisnotadirtyword #queerfam #queer #queerfamily #butchdyke #butchart #dyke #dykestowatchoutfor #queermasculinity #femalemasculinity #gender #genderqueer #gendernonconforming #gaygaygay #lesbiansofinstgram #queersofinstagram #queerelders #instagay #queersofig #portrait #portraitphotography #butchesbelike #ballarat #australia #butchstyle #masculineofcenter #butchesofinstagram at Ballarat, Victoria

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26 days ago

This administration and this evil shutdown has created so much financial strain, anxiety and uncertainty for folks, this MLK day I find myself extremely frustrated with the current circumstances while ultimately very grateful for the existence of many opportunities to change these situations. This is the sign I painted for the march on the day of the inauguration two years ago. I am pretty tired and pissed off rn, but ready to head back to work tomorrow to keep working towards creative solutions to help communities. #fucktrump #resist #read #bayardrustin #mlkday #queerelders #lgbt #nowall #librariesarenotneutral #queerhistory #lgbtq #librariesaremorethanbooks #librariesrocl #creativetroublemakers #librariesrule #librarylife #librariesmatter #creative #creativetroublemaking #mlk #publiclibrary #librariestransform #creativetroublemaker

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27 days ago

Finally, the perfect resonation to mark the passing of one of my favorite queer creators. Rest well.

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1 month ago

Recently I listened to a podcast of Karyn Sanders interviewing Paul Red Elk about traditional seed saving on her radio show, The Herbal Highway. Just after I finished, Karyn happened to give us a call. We talked about how, amazingly, corn pollen can travel for 80 miles - and how difficult yet important it is to protect ancient seeds from getting pollinated with GMOs. We also just chatted and caught up. . This picture is from Karyn and her wife Sarah officiating our wedding. I’m so grateful to have these queer plant-loving elders in our lives 🌱 . #herbalhighway #podcastrecommendation #seedsaving #growyourfood #growyourownmedicine #protectthesacred #queerelders #queerwomen #queerlove #queerhealers

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1 month ago

My to do list is OUT OF CONTROL but I am loving my at home working environment today with my #bestsisterever mug of tea (a reminder to me to be grateful for the divine gift that is my elder sibling Angie as well as the fabulous double-entendre of sister... the term my gay auntie Pam uses exclusively to refer to other lesbians #queerelders ) and my @lovestruckprints sticker on my computer (I love images of animals showing affection to one another for the genderlessness of it, #lesbiancatlady ). All this to say, although right now my life has a lot of #powerlesbian stress in it, it also has a lot of beauty.

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3 months ago

OK EMOSHY POST AHEAD: It’s really special when you get a second chance at having a dad. Heart is full after watching my dad take up space on his European tour, and seeing so many people listening (like, really, listening). Standing ovation and packed house. 🧡 Just a reminder that we can chose our families and that we deserve people that can see us, cherish us. Proud to be your daughter, dad! #queerelders #chosenfamily #colourofanyhow #queerspawn #beverlyglenncopeland #family #heartisfull #twospirit #emotional #amsterdam #leguesswho2018 #tivolivredenburg #travelling #tour #netherlands #reminders #spoonieonthego at TivoliVredenburg

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3 months ago

[Save the date!] WOULD YOU BE CAUGHT DEAD IN THAT OUTFIT? // 12/6 @ 7pm at @studsf // A multimedia event celebrating the aesthetics of '80s and '90s underground clubbing by pájaros, maricones, mariposas, mariquitas and those who love them. Curated by artists Juliana Delgado Lopera & Rebeka Rodriguez in collaboration with Aunt Lute Books, this 1980s Latinx fashion extravaganza will include: ✨A runway featuring YOU – fabulous young and elder queers! ✨A kiki panel on the resiliency of people living and performing on 16th street in the 80s and 90s [FULL LINEUP TO BE ANNOUNCED] ✨A cute and cuir photo booth ✨DRAG! And more! Bring your best looks for a chance to win some fabulous prizes (glamorous books)! Link in bio. This event is FREE! Ages 21 and up. The Stud is ADA accessible. #queer #latinx #queerperformance #queerhistory #studsf #auntlutebooks #migrants #queerfashion #queerelders #lgbt at The STUD

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4 months ago

The wildest part of that memo is when they said that the previous administration had "wrongfully extended civil rights protections to people who should not have them". I can't even wrap my brain around how cruel and dehumanizing this is. It's so exhausting. I'm feeling an enormous sense of respect for the tenacity and resilience of our elders, particularly the black and POC trans women and femmes who have been fighting for decades for queer liberation and the black folks who have been fighting for human rights protections for far longer. Extending my eternal love and gratitude to all of you. . . . . . #humanrights #transrightsarehumanrights #wewillnotbeerased #transrights #transgender #queerelders #transliberation #queerliberation #itsnotaboutbathrooms

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4 months ago

National Coming Out Day: I came out almost 5 years ago to my roommates and friends in college at @appstate after many years of fear, tears, and earnest prayers to God. I prayed God would help me find the right path and know who I am. . I’ve learned God loves and accepts me as I am and to trust the plan every day. . For all the queer Christians out there and those in between. I see you. I know what it’s like to feel lost. You aren’t alone. You are perfect the way you are. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. . Keeping loving. Keeping believing. Keeping living. Here is photo of my friend @genderqueer_hiker who introduced me to roller derby (my favorite sport) and their aunt Ba and her partner Ann who let us stay in their home on The Long Trail and shared with me their years of happiness 💗 . #nationalcomingoutday #queer #christian #happy #blessed #loveislove #comingout #lgbt #lgbtappstate #lgbtnc #pridenc #pridewv #humanrightscampaign #lgbtchristian #queerappalchia #queerelders #lgbtelders #dykes #lesbians #genderqueer #friends #family #girlfriend #godslove #godsplan #god #trust #love at Bristol, Vermont

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4 months ago

‪Happy #nationalcomingoutday aka EVERY day. ‪I added this scene to my last video to address the ongoing struggle to be as out, proud and unapologetic as possible. It is a constant process and at times very painful. The masks & veils symbolise the obstacles we face, (culture, religion, society) on this journey of self love, self acceptance and equality. Big love to my global LGBTQ fam especially those for whom it is not yet safe to be out! I am so grateful to the ones that came before us and fought against the odds, for my life as an out queer artist to even be possible. I do not take it for granted. I salute you... Love & Solidarity always! 🌈❤️😘💋‬ #lgbtq #equality #gratitude #femmevisibility #queerart #msmohammed #pandora #queercaribbean #gaysian #queer #queerelders #compulsoryheterosexuality

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5 months ago

i have an extreme #deeplez poem in the #queerissue of @roommagazine: because blatant queer love is a way to #hexthesystem (art by hana shafi, whose work in this issue i’m loving), because ironic literary detachment from ecstasy & adoration bores me to death, and because my #femmetors & #queerelders taught me to dream liberated #femme sexuality & i am so grateful to them. this explicit love poem is a glosa from @lakshmiintheworld’s “good girl glosa,” which is from @amberdawn_mononym’s “queer infinity” glosa, from brenda shaughnessy’s “i’m over the moon,” which delights me as a #queerwriter whose practice has been centred on reaching for #lineage & #ancestors for many years now. sharing fave neighbour-artists from this issue in my story so check out their work too 💜💓💜 #femme4femme #queerlove #femmewriter

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7 months ago

This beautiful man is Fred, who was a 70 yr. old terminally-ill gay man who'd been disowned by his homophobic sons, when he saved my life by letting a v. difficult teenaged me come live with him 20 years ago. Thinking of you often, old friend. #queerelders #inmemory #chosenfamily #careandcaregiving

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7 months ago

😍 Garden Butch ala Jan Angus, I bet those garden goods sure were tasty with a smear of sundried tomato hummus - Callout for the day, hands up if you’d join Jan for a pot of English Breakfast Tea (with soy milk of course) whilst they gently serenaded you by ukulele? 📷 @nixjstephens . . . #butch #countryqueers #ruralqueers #butch #butchisnotadirtyword #queerfam #queer #queerfamily #butchdyke #butchart #dyke #dykestowatchoutfor #queermasculinity #femalemasculinity #gender #genderqueer #gendernonconforming #gaygaygay #lesbiansofinstgram #queersofinstagram #queerelders #instagay #queersofig #portrait #portraitphotography #butchesbelike #ballarat #australia #butchstyle #masculineofcenter #butchesofinstagram at Ballarat, Victoria

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8 months ago

On Monday 16 July, Ngarigo queer visual and performing artist @peterwaplescrowe will discuss how Aboriginal community health work has given him a unique perspective as a community cultural development worker and practicing artist, influencing his art and sense of identity. Presented as part of 'Uncommon Knowledge: Artists on Their Special Interests', ACCA's 2018 lecture series, which gives eight artists a microphone and an hour to speak about topics that inspire their art and thinking, presented with the support of our wonderful partner @aktravel_au Book your tickets NOW via the link in our bio: $35 includes a special cocktail on arrival created by our partner @starwardwhisky Peter Waples-Crowe is also an exhibiting artist, presenting a newly commissioned work alongside 9 other works for our upcoming exhibition 'A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness' (7 July–16 Sept) curated by @hprez which will celebrate the significance of family, community and humour in contemporary Aboriginal life. Read more via the link in our bio. Image: @peterwaplescrowe Black Magic series 2017–18 (detail), mixed media on canvas, 30 x 30 cm (each). Courtesy the artist #accamelbourne #uncommonknowledge #aktravelau #alightnessofspirit #peterwaplescrowe #communityhealth #queerelders #starwardwhisky #ngarigo at ACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

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8 months ago

On June 28, 1969, our elders took a stand. They fought back so that a future where we could be openly Queer in this world was possible. Their fight was not lost on us. We are grateful every day, and we honor you on this 49th anniversary of The Stonewall Riot weekend. The day that you bled for us. The day that you fought back. The day that you proved that we have a voice, and it is POWERFUL. This candle is for Stormé DeLarverie, Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, and every anonymous and unnamed Queer person who swung back. #sayhername #stonewall #stonewallriots #stonewallwasariot #marshapjohnson #queer #sylviarivera #stormedelarverie #thomaslaniganschmidt #queerelders #pride2018 #pride

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8 months ago

Last night at #FreshMeatFest, @blackberrisinger switched up his set when he found out @missmajor1 was in the house. He added a song just for her called “Back of the Bus” which was about having sex on the back of a greyhound bus. He had us all including Miss Major simultaneously stomping our feet/hands, dancing in our seats, & giggling like kids in a schoolyard at a dirty sexy joke. What an honor to have these two sexy and legendary trans/queer elders at Fresh Meat Festival. FreshMeatFeat of #trans and #queer #performance! June 14-16 @zspace_theatre (ASL Interpretation June 15. Venue wheelchair accessible. All gender restrooms. www.zspace.org . #trans #queer #transart #dance #lgbtq #gay #lesbian #transgender #bisexual #queer #bi #genderqueer #gendernonbinary #sanfrancisco #music #bachata #moderndance #ballroom #bomba #freshmeatfest #opera #arts #comedy #transgender #livemusic #transelders #queerelders #gayelders

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8 months ago

In order to ensure that our Queer and Trans elders' stories are not lost forever, we have begun a At Risk Oral Histories Project. This project will allow us to record the histories of Southern LGBTQ people 65+ or who are in poor health. 10% of all donations will go directly to supporting this project. Our donation page can be found in our profile. #queer #gay #trans #transgender #lgbt #lesbian #bisexual #asexual #ace #elders #history #preservation #queerhistory #south #queersouth #queerelders #southern #deepsouth

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8 months ago

I was recently introduced to the work of Mab Segrest, a white southern lesbian who organized against the Klan in the 80's. And I have long loved Minnie Bruce Pratt whose book S/He helped me to claim Femme. Turns out that they were both part of a lesbian feminist writing collective called... FEMINARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't tell you how #excited I am! #Lineage #QueerElders #WomenWhoShapedMe #RadicalLesbianFeminist #ButNotTheBullshittyTransphobicKind #NerdingOut #GottaWriteThemALetter #MoreToLearn #Feminary #Femminary

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8 months ago

In honor of “National Best Friends Day,” I present: Exhibit A in “Why my best friend is so cute.” 💕

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8 months ago

I met Michael about nine years ago through my Partner. We became fast friends, and family. We lost touch around the time my Tia got sick. When his line got disconnected, we thought the worst. Yet, here he is blowing our minds. We found Michael, and my heart feels so fucking happy. #tripplebypass #throatulcer #polyps I promised him I’m taking better care of him from now on. #elder #grandpa #lapidaryartist #love #eldercare #rocklover #queer #queerlove #queerelders 💓🔮💗🙏🏽🌈🌈🌈🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤💞

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9 months ago

the meanings behind the colors, by @tigerrknight on tumblr. Gilbert Baker imagined and created the pride flag in 1978! It always reminds me of new beginnings 🌈 at Wellington, New Zealand

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9 months ago

Our last Astro Tattoo session in Victoria was with our queer elder who turns 73 when the Moon is next new & Uranus enters Taurus. To mark the change she feels coming she got her 1st ever tattoo! ✨ . The more we do this project, the more profound I realise it is. To be able to sit with one of our elders, who was born when the world was a different place & look back at transits to her life & changes in the world was an honour. . Her 1st Tattoo is just for her, representing her past, present & future, laid out through the beautiful symbolism of astrology & reflected back in story & now as a beautiful reminder in her body. #blowsmeaway . 🎶 Each session we listen to hits of the year you were born, as those songs were born & new in this world when you were. In this case we listened to the hits of 1945.🎶 . For a world just emerging from war, the sounds were very relaxing. It was a time when people sat & listened to music, not in passing, but to a whole record, gathered round together. It was a defo change of pace from the 80’s & 90’s playlists that we often play. . We start the Salt Spring leg of our #islandtour today. The energy of the land here is palpable...& the way landscape shapes people & their energy is a welcome change to our city vibes. . #astrotattoosessions #queerelders #storytelling #taurusfeelsthechangescoming #facethechange #nowheretorunto #nowheretohide #taurusseason #astrology #astroart #astrotattoo #uranusintaurus #thankyou 🙌🏼💓🙌🏼 at Victoria, British Columbia

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10 months ago

Had so much fun chaperoning queer prom again this year. From the amazing outfits and performances to young people showing up 100% as their authentic selves (and a few who had heartbreaking stories of dates whose homophobic parents would let them come, or partners too scared to come out with then), this, as always, was such an empowering experience. Thanks #RainbowAlley for letting us come back 🌈💞 . . #queerprom #queerelders #queersthroughtime #queerlove #queers #queerfemme #fatfemme #transguy #transman #significantotter #Freddymercury #cyndilauper #queericons #fatbottomgirls #girlsjustwannahavefun at Colorado

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10 months ago

Whilst we’re on the topic of appreciating our Butch Elders, can we all take a moment to acknowledge how 🔥 Megan Watson is here in these overalls, in that plant oasis with this freshly brewed glass of homebrew?! Hands up if you’d have a beer with Megan 🍻🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️🍻 📷 by Jane Duong #butch #butchisnotadirtyword #queerfam #queer #queerfamily #butchdyke #butchart #dyke #dykestowatchoutfor #queermasculinity #femalemasculinity #gender #genderqueer #gaygaygay #gayisokay #queersofinstagram #gendernonconforming #countryqueers #ruralqueers #queerelders #instagay #queersofig #portrait #portraitphotography #butchesbelike #canberra #australia #butchstyle #masculineofcenter at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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10 months ago

This photo makes me smile so hard, Laura & Jan dressed in their Sunday best, beaming proudly and waiting patiently to take the stage and share their stories at our Issue #3 live reading launch party 😌 Big Happy Ghay Heart 🖤 #butch #butchisnotadirtyword #queerfam #queer #queerfamily #butchdyke #butchart #dyke #dykestowatchoutfor #queermasculinity #femalemasculinity #gender #genderqueer #gaygaygay #gayisokay #queersofinstagram #gendernonconforming #countryqueers #ruralqueers #queerelders #instagay #queersofig #portrait #portraitphotography #butchesbelike #melbourne #australia #butchstyle #masculineofcenter at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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10 months ago

I now have a space (still within ActivSpace in the Mission in SF) for daytime sessions! I’m able to enjoy this warm and cozy office thanks to some queer intergenerational generosity and I’d love to share it as a place of healing for other femmes, too. 🛋 #queercommunity #queertherapist #intergenerationalqueers #queerelders #fromqueertherapisttoqueertherapist #healing #therapyoffice #officeselfie #femme #workspace #healingspace #thankyou #gratitude #queersupport #activspace #sf #mission #daytimesessions #mentalhealth #femmetherapy #pinktriangle #therapycouch #glassart #stainedglass

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10 months ago

Thank you fellow tender qt @tom_carpino for organizing a night of love, honor, and legacy at @sageusa Sage Table w/ Queer Health Task Force this evening. Being able to share stories, sustenance, and smiles w/ LGBT elders is an incredible privilege in this city. Never take our visibility for granted. Please consider donating your time and moneys to Sage in supporting their senior programming, workshops, health services and more for our community. 🌈💕 . . . . . . . . . #sage #lgbt #lgbthealth #queerhealth #ediewindsor #sagetable #queer #queerelders #honoryourelders #respectyourancestors #nyc #chosenfamily #queerhistory #lgbthistory #eldercare #care #queerhaven #lgbtqhistory #lgbtqhealth #visibility #qt #seniorcare #elderhealth #seniorhealth at SAGE

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1 year ago

Spotted in my neighbourhood. I love that I live in a neighbourhood where queer youth rub shoulders with queer elders. I guess I just about qualify as a queer elder now. I came out in 1989 in a very different world from the one we live in now, and I've got my tales to tell. . . . #queerelders #lgbtelders #gayelders #lgbt #lgbtpride #rainbow

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1 year ago

📽📽Conversations with Gay Elders explores how gay men navigated being “different” long before there was any social or political context for a positive LGBT self-image. . The episode being screened features New Yorker Daniel Maloney (pictured) who was 77 years old at the time of the interview. Born in Darby Pennsylvania, Maloney was a principal dancer with the legendary Martha Graham in the 1970s. . Friday, Jan 26 • 5:30pm • Oakland Marriot. . . . . #oaklandqueer #oaklandqueers #oaklandevents #queerinoakland #queerfilm #queerelders #downtownoakland #sfqueer #sfgay #oaklandpride #oaklandlgbtq #qpoc #qptoc #oaklandlove #oakland at Oakland, California

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1 year ago

This Aunty is one of the biggest legends I’ve ever met and my face is a bit weird in this pic cos I’m legit trying to not to bawl from the sheer force of the love. Muriel Miguel is a Kuna/Rappahannock force to be reckoned with, born and bred in Brooklyn on Lenape land. In her own words (spoken bluntly to a consortium of international producers at an ISPA reception the other night: “The shit you have to eat as an Indian in the city- it’s real” (truuuuue god, Aunty 😂😂😂). She is the founder of Spiderwoman Theatre (and still its artistic director at 81 years old), which is the oldest Native American feminist theatre company. Sistagirl Merindah Donnelly shared some knowledge with us about Aunty’s links with the Blak arts and Civil Rights movements in australia: Uncle Bob Maza met with her in NYC back in the 1980’s, after which he returned to australia and with others founded Ilbijerri Theatre Company. Embodied encounters that illuminate the weft and weave and deep entwinements of shared resistance that have been coursed by our peoples, across great distance and through many layers of time, are life-giving. It’s a continually unfolding revelation of such beauty and power it leaves me just totally humbled and awed and full of feelings I can’t name. #fndialogues #lenapehoking #blakdance #ourpeople #brooklynnative #firstnations #mannahatta #lineage #Elders #queerelders #firstnationsfeminist at Performance Space New York

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