What does existing as a queer person in Camden mean to you?

It might conjure up a song, a night out, an argument, a first kiss, a story, a friend, a recipe, a protest, a photo, a lover, a venue, a conversation, a death, a meeting, a performance, a home. 

Queering Camden is a living, community-made mapping project of queerness in all its forms across Camden. As more queer spaces and organisations close in Camden and Greater London, and LGBTQ+ people face high rates of mental health problems as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns in the UK, this project attempts to celebrate this community and reclaim public and private space by digitally mapping and naming queerness across the borough. 

This project welcomes submissions from all people who identify as LGBTQ+ who have lived, worked, or simply travelled through Camden. The stories may occur in the past, the present, or the future. We invite responses in text, audio, image, and video forms. These submissions will be shared on the website, on social media, and later as part of a larger digital exhibition.

Submit your story to the map via the submit tab or via the button above. You are welcome to submit anonymously. You are welcome to submit more than once.

QC is managed by Sarah Allen, contactable via email at sarah.e.allen98@gmail.com.

For more queer mapping, please visit Lucas LaRochelle's www.queeringthemap.com to which this project owes gratitude both professionally and personally. 

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Queering Camden's website is kindly supported by forum+

forum+ is an independent charity working to promote equality for LGBTQ+ people in Camden and Islington, by hosting social groups and events which celebrate LGBTQ+ life in the boroughs and working to reduce social isolation and loneliness. They provide support services to victims of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime. forum+ offers bespoke training and consultancy on LGBTQ+ equality to local businesses, voluntary and statutory organisations. They have a wonderful team of volunteers who are integral to us delivering their services. All of their services are available to persons aged 18 or above.

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