countryqueers 7. All I want for my birthday is for everyone who reads this to give $3 to Country Queers!
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Today is a day of celebration in my world!  It’s West Virginia Day! (The day we seceded from Virginia in 1863 in a sneaky & illegal move which was approved by President Lincoln in an attempt to gain more soldiers for the Union Army). Somehow, I was blessed to share my birthday with the great state. Today I turn 33! .
And so, I’m asking you to please donate $3 or $33 to Country Queers today (if you are able) to support this ongoing, volunteer-run, community based, multi-media oral history project.  I’m trying to raise $3,000 by July 1, 2018 to help make the oral histories gathered so far accessible to country queers everywhere.  I’ve had the true honor of interviewing 60 incredible country queers in 15 states since 2013.  Aside from $7,000 raised in 2014 that funded a month long, 7,000 mile, 30 interview-gathering trip – this project has been scraped together in free time and on spare change.
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If everyone following this page gave $1 we’d have reached our goal plus! If 100 of you give $3 we’ll have reached our goal!  Please give if you can/as you can!

Link in bio!!!!
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P.S. I picked this birthday bouquet for myself cause working on #selflove & also #singlelife.  But, I really seriously want to know who’s gonna start the dating app for #countryqueers ?

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7. All I want for my birthday is for everyone who reads this to give $3 to Country Queers! . Today is a day of celebration in my world!  It’s West Virginia Day! (The day we seceded from Virginia in 1863 in a sneaky & illegal move which was approved by President Lincoln in an attempt to gain more soldiers for the Union Army). Somehow, I was blessed to share my birthday with the great state. Today I turn 33! . And so, I’m asking you to please donate $3 or $33 to Country Queers today (if you are able) to support this ongoing, volunteer-run, community based, multi-media oral history project.  I’m trying to raise $3,000 by July 1, 2018 to help make the oral histories gathered so far accessible to country queers everywhere.  I’ve had the true honor of interviewing 60 incredible country queers in 15 states since 2013.  Aside from $7,000 raised in 2014 that funded a month long, 7,000 mile, 30 interview-gathering trip – this project has been scraped together in free time and on spare change. . If everyone following this page gave $1 we’d have reached our goal plus! If 100 of you give $3 we’ll have reached our goal!  Please give if you can/as you can! Link in bio!!!! . . P.S. I picked this birthday bouquet for myself cause working on #selflove & also #singlelife. But, I really seriously want to know who’s gonna start the dating app for #countryqueers ?

Comments (24)

emilyrb2

emilyrb2, 3 months ago

Happy birthday beautiful Rachel. NC misses your spirit!

adajuliaky

adajuliaky, 3 months ago

birthday birthday birthday!!! u know i want the CQ dating app so so bad

bluecollarqueer

bluecollarqueer, 3 months ago

I think we could make the CQ dating app a real thing. Married life is great and all yall deserve to find the right queerio for you. 💙🐏🐑💚

bluecollarqueer

bluecollarqueer, 3 months ago

Also, Bear the doggo donated for your birthday! Hope its a sweet one!

countryqueers

countryqueers, 3 months ago

@bluecollarqueer tell bear thank you!!! 💜

countryqueers

countryqueers, 3 months ago

@bluecollarqueer got a cooler full o ramps at the ready!

countygrrl

countygrrl, 3 months ago

Happy birthday! Thanks for all you do to shine a light for country queers in rural areas of every state. 💖🌄 🌲

conkberry

conkberry, 3 months ago

Country queers changed my life! Thank you for helping me see that I’m not alone, and that queers can not only survive but thrive in rural spaces. Happy birthday. <3

countryqueers

countryqueers, 3 months ago

@conkberry whooeee, let the birthday tears begin. Thank you for this. So much.

tinyponyapothecary

tinyponyapothecary, 3 months ago

@adajuliaky me2!!!

judithavers

judithavers, 3 months ago

This is such a beautiful project. I have loved every post. How I wish this was around when I was growing up in Southwest Kansas. How sacred it is that it’s here now. 🙌🏼🙏🏼🌈🌈

judithavers

judithavers, 3 months ago

@countryqueers oh lawwwd...did someone say ramps?! 🤤

judithavers

judithavers, 3 months ago

(And Happy Birthday!!)

bluecollarqueer

bluecollarqueer, 3 months ago

@judithavers Yes! Rachel came through for Zane one day with a cooler of ramps on tap.

countryqueers

countryqueers, 3 months ago

@bluecollarqueer @judithavers and when I pulled the cooler o ramps out of my car an old dude pulled up and promptly proposed to me. No joke. #wvmatingcalls

bearsbeetsbuds

bearsbeetsbuds, 3 months ago

I turn 35 today. Happy Birthday!! ❤️❤️

judithavers

judithavers, 3 months ago

@countryqueers 😆🙌🏼

countryqueers

countryqueers, 3 months ago

@yagagram happy birthday!!

loubird.lepping

loubird.lepping, 3 months ago

@adajuliaky SAME!

kawaiizissou

kawaiizissou, 2 months ago

@nightf4iry you should follow them