Queer the Land is a collaborative project grounded in the self-determination of queer and trans black indigenous people of color (QTBIPOC) and the vision of collectively owning our land and labor. Our mission is to create a QTBIPOC movement space and political hub for our organizing that can also generate income. This space will include as-needed housing for members, shared creative and healing spaces, office space, a community garden, and an event venue.
Queer The Land was formed to directly address the root causes and power structures that displace our communities and destabilize the organizing work that is vital to our survival. Our project grew from our collective experiences in Seattle: navigating the housing crisis and economic displacement; working within nonprofits that serve queer and trans people, immigrants, youth, survivors of violence, and working-class people; and organizing in these communities on a grassroots level. This project will put us in control over our labor power, mitigate impacts of the housing crisis, and reclaim our relationship to the land.