Queer The Land is a collaborative project grounded in the self-determination of queer, trans, and two spirit Black/indigenous/people of color (QT2BIPOC) and the vision of collectively owning our land and labor.
The general membership level is open to anyone who has identifies and lives as a queer, trans, and two spirit Black/indigenous/people of color. Non-QT2BIPOC are welcome to join as Allied Community Supporters (see below).
Go through QTL Orientation within 3 months of joining (aim for within 30 days).
Willing and able to commit $20/month or 1 hour of labor/month or 1% of your income/labor equivalent.
Agree and commit to QTL’s Points of Unity.
Host or attend at least 1 skill-share or resource-share per quarter.
Skill-Share & Resource-Share Definition: Members are encouraged to tap into their many intuitive skills, cultural expertise and access to resources. This might mean that members commit to participating in or create one big shared-meal event, teach a class on making home-country foods, offer a pole-dancing workshop, provide groceries & household goods to another member or treat members at free or low-cost rate as a qualified healer/health-worker.
Commit to one of our committees/areas of work (Operations and Development, Property Acquisition, Membership Building).
Core members function as strategic guidance and day-to-day decision making body of QTL.
Commit to attending at least 2 meetings per quarter (including general and committee meetings).
Being a point person for events/programs.
Being able to offer QTL at least 2 skill-shares or volunteer for 2 events per quarter.
Member & Core-Member Benefits
Access to Housing Emergency Fund (up to $500 per month)
Housing Emergency Fund: can request up to $500 per month from collectively pooled money for rental/bill-payment assistance.
Leadership Development Fund: can request up to $750 to attend trainings, classes and programs related to our work.
Core members receive a quarterly stipend of $600+
Paid Training Jobs & Gap Employment for unemployed/underemployed members.
Allied Community Supporter
This is membership level is open to non-queer & trans, Black/indigenous/people of color (QTBIPOC) and all allies
Commits to dues of at least $20/month or 1 hour of labor/month or 1% of your income/labor equivalent.
Volunteers for 1 community event each year.
Agrees to act in accordance with the QTL Points of Unity in all interactions with QTL, our space and our home-communities.
Commit to centering Black and Brown identities, practice accountable anti-racism, and actively challenge transphobia, queerphobia and misogyny
Interested In Joining?
We’d love to see you at our next orientation! If you’d like to join us, use our membership form below.