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