Curating and Creating Resources

We seek to amplify the voices of queer ecojustice artists, activists, and academics weaving narratives of queer ecological justice. Create a node in your community. Follow us on Instagram at @Queers4ClimateJustice. Browse our resources page to find lists of readings, podcasts, films, music, art, kindred spirits and more.

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QEP Community

QEP began in Spring 2016 as a reading group on queer ecologies & collective liberation, and we stay true to these roots: we are nerdy queers eager to share academic resources and support local groups bring these conversations to their communities.

Cultivate a "node" in your community: reach out to friends, family, and neighbors to get together regularly to read, watch, listen resources from our lists, and gather together to share, process, and imagine how to bring this work into your own lives and work.
What are "queer ecologies" 
exactly? And how does this relate to collective liberation?
This is what we
want to find out.
How is a place, a home, an ecology, related to identities, bodies, and actions? What does it mean for something to be "natural" and what is a "natural body"? What are the similarities and differences- the intersections and the incommensurabilities- between the ways that our bodies and our lands are stolen from us; the ways borders and binaries are built between us; the ways that science and the state investigate and manage us? What healing could be possible in reweaving the tattered threads of our relationships? What does it mean for us to launch a queer ecological movement for collective liberation?

 

What are you qurious about?

 
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Curating Multi-media Resources

This list is a Work in Progress

We have been growing our resource list over the past five years, and are in the process of compiling them in a more accessible format. You can use this list to sort by media type (podcast, book, documentary, etc), author, title, or try our first draft of "tags" such as disability, decolonization, intersectionality, and more.

Curating Multimedia Resources

 
Open Books

This list is a Work in Progress

To be clear - there is no binary between community and academia, as much as some institutions would have you believe. All of the above resources can be used by academics, and these academic texts can also be read in community settings. We chose to share them as two separate lists for the purposes of accessibility.

 

We have been growing our resource list over the past five years, and are in the process of compiling them in a more accessible format. You can use this list to sort by media type (podcast, book, documentary, etc), author, title, or try our first draft of "tags" such as disability, decolonization, intersectionality, and more.

Academic Resources

 

Created By QEP 

Check Out QEP's First Zine!

In this tiny booklet, we've condensed over three years of our research and thoughts, from academic literature from queer and trans scholars, to conversations and workshops with folks in the environmental movement doing the work. The zine presents a short and concise analysis of the intersections of ecological justice & queer liberation and a map to a Just Transition that includes queer, trans, and two-spirit people as an intrinsic part of the frontlines of injustice and forefront of change. 

 

Edited and revised in May of 2019, this zine is currently available as a donation reward for all donors to fundraising campaign for the #FireFloodFilm.

Suggested donation: $15 to receive a full-color hardcopy of the zine mailed to your door, $5 to get a PDF. 
Email us to request a copy.

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Other Publications

Queering the Just Transition
We were honored to work with the Movement Generation collective on their Strategic Framework for a Just Transition Zine.
 
Download a free copy today, and check out our contribution on page 25:
"To Achieve a Just Transition, we must Queer our movements."
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"Queer Land Justice"
by Vanessa Raditz, in the Greenhorn's 2019 New Farmer's Almanac. Available to QEP members upon request.
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"To Survive Climate Catastrophe,
Look to Queer and Disabled Folks"

Biodiversity—in nature, and in our culture and resistance organizing—may be our best defense to the threats of climate change.

by Patty Berne and Vanessa Raditz

in Yes! Magazine

Videos & Multimedia

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"I Love That"
Desi Fontenot talks queer ecology on Movement Generation's "Did we go too far" podcast. Listen Here.
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"How did we get here?"
Desi Fontenot speaks with Gopal Dayaneni about the queer ecologies of pandemics on MG's "Course Correction" webinar.
Watch here.
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"Queer Ecologies and Climate Justice"
Desi Fontenot speaks with the Center for LGBTQ+ and Gender Studies in Religion. Watch here.
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"Queer at Bioneers"
Vanessa Raditz talks with Imara Jones of Free Speech TV at the
30th annual Bioneers Conference.
Watch here.
"Pandemic as Portal"
Vanessa Raditz shares a lecture on Queer Resilience for the Pandemic as Portal lecture series.
Watch here.
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Coming Soon:
Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the era of Climate Change
Read more here