The Queery

by The Queery in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

The Queery

£5,330

raised so far

168

supporters

Raising funds to open a queer radical bookshop and small vegan cafe within the next few months.

by The Queery in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

All extra funds will go towards any extra start up costs that need to be covered as well as hosting free community events at the space


Regular Donations: After you have completed your donation you will be able to set-up a regular donation arrangement to continue supporting this great cause.

HI FRIENDS!

Do you also think Brighton is missing a queer radical space? We’re working to open one within the next few months! We’re currently in the fundraising stage, and there’s still much to do!

What will the space be like?

The Queery will be a co-op, owned and run by its members. Its main focus will be the benefit of the local queer community. It will be run in a non-hierarchical way, with solidarity at its heart. A space for queers, by queers.

The Queery will have a radical bookstore, a small library, a small vegan café, and a fully accessible sober space available to hire for workshops, talks, classes, meetings, support groups, open mics, film nights and much more!

Bills and wages will be paid with the sale of stock and food, but nobody will ever be turned away. The space will be available to everyone! The library will be there for anyone to enjoy, the cafe will sell food with prices on a sliding scale and we will have a Pay It Forward scheme for those who need it.

We want to create a space where all queers feel safe and welcome, a place where we can find freedom and belonging, our own little corner in this hostile world. To achieve this, The Queery will have a zero tolerance policy on homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, fatbophia, xenophobia, racism, ableism. We believe in the abolition of binaries, borders, prisons, the state and capitalism.

Why do we need funding?

We’re hoping to raise whatever we can to put towards stocking books, comics and graphic novels. Some will be mainstream, but a specific focus will be put on small and independent queer presses and authors who we are already reaching out to and very excited to support! The funds will also go towards the initial setup of the space.

Some of the things we’d like to do/have in the space:

  • Open mic nights
  • Author Events
  • Queer health and HIV awareness workshops 
  • Drug safety workshops
  • Abolition workshops
  • Local art exhibitions
  • Film nights
  • Reading clubs
  • Craft nights
  • Yoga classes
  • Life drawing classes
  • Support groups meetings
  • Readings for children
  • A bi-weekly fayre where local queer folx can sell their homemade items


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

We're looking forward to making this project a reality and seeing you all in the space when it opens!

 

Follow our Twitter or Instagram for updates! 

Check out our website for more details ❤️ 

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How else can you help?

If you can't afford to donate but would still like to help make The Queery a reality, you can help us by:

  • Spreading the word. Tell your friends and family about us!
  • Sharing our Crowdfunder. You can help us reach our goal by sharing and recommending this Crowdfunder!
  • Liking and sharing our Social Media. Like us on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram!


REWARDS

  • If you pledge £20, you get a bookmark or your choice.

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  • If you pledge £25, you get a candle with the queer flag of your choice! These are some of the ones we've made so far :)

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  • If you pledge £40, you can choose between a black T-shirt or a black tote bag with The Queery logo on the front.

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  • If you pledge £75, you get a candle + T-shirt/Tote
  • If you pledge £100, you get a candle + a T-shirt/tote + a bookmark + a selection of zines

 

THANK YOU!!!

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