Pinar Sinopoulos-Lloyd #Pride2022

Adafruit pride 2020 blog

Pinar Sinopoulos-Lloyd is a queer indigenous activist and cofounder of Queer Nature and indigequeers.

From She Explores interview with Pinar Sinopoulos-Lloyd:

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LGBTQ+ COMING TOGETHER IN THE WILD?

The work of Queer Nature is rooted in practices of belonging through naturalist knowledge, wilderness skills, awareness arts, natural crafts, and council. This is also coupled with knowledge of the cultural history of the land we connect to and the exploration of our own ancestral roots. There is rarely cultural access to “outdoor recreation” for the LGBTQIAP+ community. As a nonbinary/trans person, boy scouts or girl scouts may have never been a safe place to be yourself. The wilderness skills world tends to be an intimidating environment dominated by white cis-males who are often competitive and do not emphasize relationship to land. In a lot of ways, colonial mentality infuses the outdoor fields which mirror a kind of “conquering.”

Read more from She Explores, Good Good Good, Queer Nature, no kill Magazine and follow them @queerquechua on Instagram


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