Sick of hearing homophobic lyrics on the radio? Are you already in a band or starting to learn? Or, maybe you just want to be a rock star…
The terrific blog, OutImpact, has highlighted a great new summer camp: Queer Rock Camp. For LGBTQIA youth ages 12 – 21, this tuition-free camp aims to empower youth by ” building confidence, fostering and strengthening peer alliances and dismantling gender binaries.”
From queer youth film programs to queer youth dance programs, the arts have long been a way to help LGBTQIA youth express who they are, meet supportive peers and adults, and gain access to a creative voice that helps fight the impact of homophobia and bullying. Following in this tradition, the Queer Rock Camp will allow students to learn and hone musical skills and add something new and fresh to the rock genre.
Right now, the Queer Rock Camp is accessible to all youth by being tuition-free. Thus, it is in need of donations — both monetary and equipment. Monetary donations can be made online at StonewallYouth.org, by specifying “Queer Rock Camp” in the designation section. They can provide their EIN number for tax deduction upon request. Equipment donations can be made by contacting Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org.