Our first Queer Adventure Storytelling was a HUGE success and we’re doing it again June 14!
Queer Adventure Storytelling is a new event featuring stories of the outdoors, traveling, and beyond by queer, trans and gender non-conforming speakers. We hope to build community, share knowledge, elevate lesser-heard voices and inspire each other’s next adventures! Join us for presentations and workshops that lie outside of the common narrative found in outdoor media and gear shops. There will be a Q&A after the speakers and time to meet new adventure buddies.
This event happens every second Wednesday of the month at the Lucky Labrador on N Killingsworth. 7pm. Free! RSVP on facebook or don’t, just come!
From the invite:
Guests for June 14:
Alex Henriquez was born in Los Angeles and moved to PDX in 2014. They are a messy bitch who lives for drama. Especially if it centers Queer and Trans People of Color 😉 If you see Alex in public, please, give them a few dollars. It’s for a good cause, for real though.
Jen Anthony is currently on the path to reclaiming the F (FAT) word and understanding how that interacts with being Queer, white, and a cis-gendered female. A traveler, cat-lover, New Yorker, and singer in the Portland Lesbian Choir. Jen believes deeply in the power of vulnerability as a tool for self-exploration and identity development.
Eli Watts is a queer nerd, cat dad, and newfound adventurer. He graduated with a BA in Political Science from Georgia State University in Atlanta. You can find him in a museum reading about local history, or in the woods searching for unique insects.
& your hosts:
Trevor Homework McKee – Long Distance Hiker, renaissance trans man, and Trail Correspondent for Sounds of the Trail Podcast. He currently represents the Northwest Outward Bound School as a Course Director and Lead Instructor. Find him at www.SoletoSoil.com
Travis Clough – Queer lover of mountains and all things outdoor adventure. Originally from Maine, he now adores exploring the Cascades. He is the Operations Manager & Instructor for the The Venture Out Project – ventureoutproject.com, an LGBTQ+ outdoor organization based out of Portland, OR and Northampton, MA.
Jenny Bruso – Queer, fat, femme, cis, former indoor kid and writer whose life changed after an accidental hike in 2012. Through her blog, jennybruso.com, and instagram community, @UnlikelyHikers, she aims to put a spotlight on diversity, inclusion and visibility in the outdoors.
NOTE: Come early! The room only seats 45-50 people so grab a seat before things get nuts. This is also a good idea if you’re planning to have dinner there.
Allies are welcome to attend. This space and the bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.
Are you interested in reading
or presenting at a future event?
We will need anywhere from 1-3 guests for each event, so shoot us an email with what you may have in mind and a little bit about your background as a queer adventurer. QueerAdventureStorytelling@gmail.com