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queerappalachia

#westvirginia lost a shining #dragqueenstar yesterday with the passing of @ileneover /@ojamesnapier. He was an accomplished academic, activist, writer and straight up #hollerqueen. This image is from the early 90’s w /@marshallu #lambdasociety @ the very first #gaypride held in the state of #westvirginia. There were more protesters than there were people to march, it was terrifying. We were all babies, to be honest I’m rather shook by this. For a group of young queer kids coming out of various coalfields & hollers, Okey not only taught us about drag but activism too. Some of the first #aidsactivism to happen in the state was because he willed it so & ignored all of the haters. At a time when the West Virginia gay community couldn’t even mention the word aids, he worked with #actup in #NYC to bring in more accessible models to unite the community together to start to fight the real common enemy, the virus instead of each other. He introduced @__bryn_____ to drag & took her to buy her first dress. There’s not enough room on the Internet for me to write about how amazing he was & how much better he made everyone’s life around him. He performed right until the end, I promise you he would’ve had it no other way. Listen to some #patsycline for Okey today please. #restinpower #actupfightaids #queerappalachia #queerwestvirginia #electricdirt

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sur_ron.bike

Off-road session at Salon du véhicule électrique et hybride de Val d'Isère ! ⚡️ #electricmotor #exhibition #dirtbike #surron #savoie #valdisere #offroad #ebike #electricbike #electricdirt By @vinceltrphoto

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punchlosangeles

Beautiful queen. #Repost @queerappalachia • • • • • Each edition of our zine #electricdirt will have a different editor, its a paid position & our attempt to not tokenize our community & share the power of our platform to document our #homeplace & #culture together. We are over the moon excited to announce the editor for Electric Dirt Vol. 2 @brontezpurnell! Vol 2 will be out at the first of the year, pre-orders will start soon. Brontez is a Whiting Award Winner & a true #renaissanceartist! #dancing #choreography #performanceart #music #writing, #filmmaking, he has several published books & a lengthy #activist & #socialjustice background. His most recent book, #sinceilayedmyburdendown explores growing up #blackpunk n’ #queer in the south. Brontez has a unique place in the history/herstory of the #riotgrrrl movement and the wave of #feminism that came from it. As always, the last page of Electric Dirt Vol 2 will be an open ad for our Vol 3 Editor. Please consider applying! If you would like to help pay Brontez for taking on so much work & responsibility AND help redefine the queer cultural landscape of Appalachia, check out the #appalachianmediamakers option on our @patreon (link in bio) #queeralabama #queerappalachia #queersouth #electricdirt

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queerappalachia

This past April @kgadz from @bitchmedia came to the #coalfields of #westvirginia to hangout. We talked lots about being #gendernonconforming in the coalfields & how dangerous it is if you’re outside of the binary and trying to access free #12step meetings in the region. If you’re #gnc #trans #genderqueer #nonbinary #masculineofcenter etc.... not only are you more than likely not welcomed in these spaces, they might be dangerous for you to even attempt to access. The resources in the region around addiction for straight people don’t translate to the queer community, more often than not actually being dangerous and filled with traumatic experiences that often trigger relapses. I recently heard @robgipe speak, he said, the next great civil rights struggle in Appalachia will be around how we treat addicts. Queer addicts in the region are desperate! Desperate for resources, restorative justice, opportunity, dignity & the right to call the dirt that birthed them home. That’s why we are building a 24/7 accessible peer lead digital platform #qarecovery, with your help! We have a special option where you can choose to sponsor a sponsor, that’s exactly what you will be doing. Out of the 100 Queer Appalachians we surveyed that identified as addicted, 4 had sponsors (2 of them were shit, only willing to meet 20 min before a meeting etc..) through QA Recovery we will be able to offer eSponsers to the Queer Appalachian community navigating their addiction at ground zero of the opioid epidemic (link to Patreon in bio) #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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queerappalachia

Tomorrow we release our first #adultcontenent to our @patreon subscribers #butchbackmountain by @naturedyke & @velveteenbutch. We love getting to hang out with y’all here, our user agreements can make things really limiting as far as what we can post. Y’all send us some pretty amazing straight up X-rated things! Instagram snaps at us almost daily threatening to kick us off as is. @patreon allows us to share adult only account that gives you access to content like this 4 min video, hot & graphic does not even begin to describe this tender rural queer sex filled love letter of a short film. Link in bio to Patreon. Checkout Arizona’s ETSY https://www.etsy.com/shop/VelveteenButch #fromcourtneytroubletocuntrytrouble #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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hometownaction

📷 by @hardeelori of River Region lead organizer K.C. Vick: In 2012, Tuscaloosa and other west AL communities were hit by a devastating tornado. My understanding of community action and accountability changed as I watched people come together but also saw moneyed interests take advantage of the destruction. Around that time I started getting more involved in and interested in Alabama and my family's history here. I was talking with a coworker about my complicated relationship with the state and my family's history here. She had similiar feelings. We both were feeling moved to be a part of building up the good parts of Alabama. We decided that day to make that commitment visible by getting matching tattoos of the state outline. I love carrying it with me, especially when I leave the state. It starts conversations about my home. #Alabama #tattoo #tuscaloosa #communitybuilding #home #South #queersouth #lgbtsouth #electricdirt #rural #ruralorganizing #smalltown #smalltownslead #organizethesouth #southernleadership #rolltide @reckonalabama

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andrewkarre

This is very interesting. Definitely check it out and follow @kgadz #Repost @kgadz with @get_repost ・・・ @queerappalachia was so kind to spend hours with me this spring talking about their project and I’m happy the result is finally up on @bitchmedia! 🌈⛰ Link in bio...... #Repost @queerappalachia with @get_repost ・・・ @bitchmedia / @kgadz came & spent the day with me in the #coalfields of #westvirginia #ruralresistance #harmreduction #reformativejustice #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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kgadz

@queerappalachia was so kind to spend hours with me this spring talking about their project and I’m happy the result is finally up on @bitchmedia! 🌈⛰ Link in bio...... #Repost @queerappalachia with @get_repost ・・・ @bitchmedia / @kgadz came & spent the day with me in the #coalfields of #westvirginia #ruralresistance #harmreduction #reformativejustice #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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drewbeckmanmusic

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sur_ron.bike

Off-road session at Salon du véhicule électrique et hybride de Val d'Isère ! ⚡️ #electricmotor #exhibition #dirtbike #surron #savoie #valdisere #offroad #ebike #electricbike #electricdirt By @vinceltrphoto

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queerappalachia

One year ago today we announced our #communitypartnership with @foxfireorg! Please take a minute and check out all the cool things that they do and resources that they have available to you! “We are very excited to announce our #communitypartnership with @foxfireorg! Look for an official #foxfire section in every issue of our zine #electricdirt, introduced with a letter written by their #executivedirector. I grew up with these books, as did many of you. They are such an important part of a our heritage! To be able to start to add queer voices to the Foxfire legacy is a thrilling opportunity for us! Check out their website: the classes, tours, events and swag. www.foxfire.org (can you see me in the window waving at you👋🏽) #foxfireschool #foxfireswag #foxfirebooks #queerappalachia #queersouth #queergeorgia #electricdirt” We have a special backer section on our @patreon If you’re interested in helping to sponsor this section of the zine. Link in bio.

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openflametheatre

Kentucky, we’re still dreaming about you! Here are some long awaited photos from The Wastelands shot by Erica Fladeland (@ericanewgirl) at Clear Creek Creative. Endless gratitude to our hosts, fellow performers, volunteers, and community members for making this tour deeply magical and memorable. Special thanks to our musicians on site: Robert Rorrer, Bethany Cook, and Rainbow Star. 🕸 This project is made possible, in part, through a grant from the Network of Ensemble Theaters’ Travel & Exchange Network (NET/TEN), supported by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. . . . . . . #thewastelands #queerappalachia #electricdirt #queertheatre #openflame #netten

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queerappalachia

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sausagetarian

Dear Portland, This is a WV dog, and it's called "sauce", not chili. #electricdirt #pdx #hotdogs

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queerappalachia

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queerappalachia

I got to hangout with folks from @mtv’s @logotv / @newnownext & talk #electricdirt n’ #ruralresistance in our beloved hills n’ hollers. Link in bio #queerappalachia #queerwestvirginia

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lgbtqatvt

Is Blacksburg queer AF (🌈) on a Monday or an Ariana Grande (🐰) fan? Cast your vote with an emoji in the comments‼️

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queerappalachia

We’re back! @the.farm.show was SO magical y’all! What a special thing to be a part of & help make happen😍 The barn stage wooed me, the #deeplez #bonfiresingalong was dreamy, I got healed in the waters & new moon eclipse open field dance party complete with a billion stars. We want to thank the group of folks that made this happen & let us be a part of it. We can have things like this in our region if we work together to make them a reality. #ruralresistance is not just #bannerdrops & #actions, we need things like this to survive here too & lift our quality of life. Thank you to the organizers, workshop leaders, campers, artists, AND a special shout out to the kitchen crew, y’all made three meals a day for over a 100 people w/ a vegan option & brought it on the dance field! I loved how everyone shared everything they brought & how multigenerational it was! Real pictures coming from our photographer @jennyreville (we missed you @shooglet feel better 😘)@spinstersounds spotted by the pool w #unioncrocs 😎💅🏼✊🏽 #electricdirt #queerwestvirginia #queerappalachia #thefarmshow

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shunhirano_bass

. 【7/20(金)はコチラ!!】 . 巷では連休が終わろうとしてますが、また予定を作れば怖くない!!. 金曜に素晴らしいイベントを用意してますので是非お越しください!! . 獣ヶ原とnobusan’s、、、 こんなん絶対おもろいやん!!! 個人的にも大好きな人達が集まります😊 ホントにおススメです!! . ビールも美味い季節になってまいりました!ナッシュビルのビールは最高に美味い!! みんなで飲んで楽しんで、この暑さをぶっとばしましょーー!!! . 7/20(金)@高槻Nashville West THE HillAndon presents “electric dirt” Act 獣ヶ原 Nobusan’s THE HillAndon OPEN 19:00 / START 19:30 CHARGE ¥2,500(+1d) #thehillandon #獣ヶ原 #nobusan’s #nashvillewest #electricdirt

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queerappalachia

Each edition of our zine #electricdirt will have a different editor, its a paid position & our attempt to not tokenize our community & share the power of our platform to document our #homeplace & #culture together. We are over the moon excited to announce the editor for Electric Dirt Vol. 2 @brontezpurnell! Vol 2 will be out at the first of the year, pre-orders will start soon. Brontez is a Whiting Award Winner & a true #renaissanceartist! #dancing #choreography #performanceart #music #writing, #filmmaking, he has several published books & a lengthy #activist & #socialjustice background. His most recent book, #sinceilayedmyburdendown explores growing up #blackpunk n’ #queer in the south. Brontez has a unique place in the history/herstory of the #riotgrrrl movement and the wave of #feminism that came from it. As always, the last page of Electric Dirt Vol 2 will be an open ad for our Vol 3 Editor. Please consider applying! If you would like to help pay Brontez for taking on so much work & responsibility AND help redefine the queer cultural landscape of Appalachia, check out the #appalachianmediamakers option on our @patreon (link in bio) #queeralabama #queerappalachia #queersouth #electricdirt

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hourglasscrafts

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purdyholsom

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drewbeckmanmusic

“Tear down these walls around my heart. Let love flow in a flood each part. I should have let go from the start. Tear down these walls around my heart.” New song about #vulnerability 🤠 . . . . . . #country #countrymusic #queercowboy #dcmusic #acreativedc #cowboy #gaycountry #electricdirt #queercountry #dcitystyle #queer #queerart #gay #gayart #gayboy #queermusic #gaymusic #cowboymusic #prairieflare #gayartists #americana #livemusic #drewbeckman #folkmusic #folk #instagay #classiccountry

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fernskully

FINALLY got my greasy lil paws on a copy of #ElectricDirt and a bunch of other amazing/perfect/relatable stuff from @queerappalachia. I’m so fucking thankful to have discovered this community a few years ago. Love QA and everything they do SO MUCH ❤️🤠🌈

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queerappalachia

We are super excited to be a host/sponsor of this years @the.farm.show! We’re going to be in the woods with hundreds of queers all weekend w/ limited signal. We won’t be able to post the way we normally do. If you’re coming to the farm show come say hi! You will find us swimming, bonfire’n, hanging out at the night stage & at our #harmreduction workshop on Saturday. See y’all on the other side flyer @ghostnests #ruralresistance #buildbelovedcommunity #queerwestvirginia #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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hometownaction

We're always encouraged to see folks like the @stayproject fighting for rural communities. We are fighting for our homes in rural Alabama, fighting the narratives that we don't belong, that we're not Southern enough when our identities and values don't sync up with what our politicians say Alabamians should be. We were born here and shaped by our communities, so how can our identities and values be contrary to those of our state? We choose to stay, to revitalize our towns, to build inclusive and sustainable communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, and to change the narrative of what is politically possible in a place like Alabama. . . . #rural #ruralorganizing #ruralprogressive #inclusivepopulism #smalltown #smalltownslead #Alabama #deepsouth #south #lgbtsouth #queersouth #queerappalachia #electricdirt #racialjustice #genderequity #faireconomy #truedemocracy #education #healthcare #sustainablecommunities #communitybuilding

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queerappalachia

#pillowtalk #restorativejustice #queerappalachia #electricdirt EDIT: Comments turned off because y’all were getting nasty with each other. It stopped being a respectful dialogue and escalated into cruel name calling. Mom had to call it & I will not respond to any messages about your feelings around it. Respect my labor & my boundaries.

queerappalachia

Y’all I’ve been working on a real special 4 foot long piñata for this weekend for the past month! I guarantee you everyone involved is looking forward to smashing the hell out of it. I’m trying something new: there are 200 tiny holes in places that are not structurally reinforced to stick sparklers in, hopefully it will be extra majestic when we hurl it on the campfire🔥 💥 #thefarmshow #queerappalachia #electricdirt #abolishice

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queerappalachia

#ruralresistance #bannerdrop in #wv “The banner references a sewer infrastructure project in Minden, West Virginia, a small community just outside of Oak Hill and the ACE Adventure Resort. Many Minden residents are adamantly opposed to the project because of concerns with toxic PCB contamination in the area. Decades ago, Shaffer Equipment Company buried transformers and electrical equipment in the soil surrounding Minden, leading to the proliferation of PCBs. PCBs are known to cause cancer and disrupt the endocrine system, along with causing a variety of other environmental and human health impacts. A series of EPA-validated lab results prove that PCB’s still contaminate the soil in Minden to this day. Currently, the sewer project borders Annetta Coffman’s house. “Walking along the path of the sewer project I can name between 30 and forty people that have died from cancer, currently fighting cancer or died from non- cancerous tumors“ Annetta states. “It’s not the workers fault, they trust the agencies way more than we do. They haven’t been around long enough to catch them in lies. If Jim Justice would come down to Minden, I would personally walk him along the path and show him where our people have suffered from PCBs.” Minden residents hope that tourists enjoying the PGA tournament and locals in Greenbrier County take note of their struggle and demand that the Governor put a stop to this toxic project. As Justice encourages visitors to enjoy the beauty of the mountain state, he must also be responsible to residents who are suffering from the excesses of destructive industry and irresponsible state agencies. The governor has the power to prevent the City of Oak Hill from excavating these dangerous chemicals and he has a duty to ensure the health safety of all West Virginians.” Contact Governor Justice: Phone: 304-558-2000 More contact information: governor.wv.gov #Justice4Minden #PGA #PGATour #queerappalachia #queerwestvirginia #electricdirt

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queerappalachia

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queerappalachia

“this deviled egg is actually white chocolate and Rice Krispies 👀🥚” #electricdirt From @keepon_creepinon checkout all the cool #wv things Liz makes & her label #crashsymbols #wildandwonderful #queerwestvirginia #queerappalachia

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queerappalachia

#Kentucky @govmattbevin said some incredibly racist things yesterday about his own constituents 🤯I promise you ALL of Kentucky’s children deserve better! Smart kids can be poor / poor kids can like chess #queerappalachia #queerkentucky #electricdirt

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thepaisleyfields

New August tour dates announced! More coming soon. Check paisleyfields.com for a current list of official dates 8/3 - Roanoke 8/5 - Asheville 8/6 - Nashville 8/14 - Iowa State Fair 8/25 - Cedar Valley Pride

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queerappalachia

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queerappalachia

#ruralresistance from @occupyicelou in #Kentucky This moved the hell out of me when I saw it! Activist / social justice spaces rurally are hard to come by at all better yet be accessible! Technically I’m disabled, years after a diagnosis that changed my life, I’m still learning to accept not only its definition / place in my identity / self concept but also how limiting it is. I’m grateful for this platform, it makes activism accessible to me in a rural location. The teacher strike, the pipeline activist, the war on reproductive health in a world of fake clinics ... I get all choked up when I see people building these networks, especially when they’re so mindful of how they’re building them to include everyone in their community from addicts to neurodiversity. Please do everything you can to support the good folks @occupyicelou, stop by for an hour or spend the night. Drop off a meal if you can’t stay, find a way that’s accessible to you to support these visible community responses to ICE in our hills & hollers. #occupyicelou is selling shirts to help fund #campcompasion, available through their profile #queerappalachia #queerkentucky #electricdirt

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queerappalachia

#ruralresistance in Ohio! it looks like we are in the very beginning of #occupyiceohio “COLUMBUS, OH—Inspired by immigrant justice activists who have shut down Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in cities across the country (see Mijente’s Free Our Future platform), the environmental group Earth First! and the American Indian Movement of Ohio came together to take over an ICE office this morning in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Earth First! and AIM are calling for the abolition of ICE and other demands. On a typical weekday, on the fourth floor of Columbus’ 47-story LeVeque Tower, ICE officers process undocumented Ohioans forced to check in at the agency. Immigrants, only accompanied by lawyers in some cases, wait for indeterminate times for their names to be called, knowing the check-in could escalate with no warning to a full-on deportation. Some sit with a single suitcase. This is all a person about to be deported is allowed to carry. This morning, that routine came to a halt. People have filled the hallway, the front of the building, and the streets outside with calls to abolish ICE and reunite the families the agency has abused. ICE has been rebuked internationally for its imprisonment of migrant children at the US’s southern border, but it has also been highly repressive in Ohio, conducting raids in Sandusky, Salem, and Massillon. The ICE raid victims were detained and put into deportation hearings, during which they are generally denied their right to representation and are forbidden to have in-person contact with their families. Children who are left parentless are tossed into foster care or remain imprisoned without a plan for reunification.” Please follow & $upport #appalachiaresist & #earthfirts /@earthfirstjournal #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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queerappalachia

Our friends @easternkentuckylgbt are looking for #lawyers in the region that would be interested in donating some of their time & expertise to the Queer Appalachian community! #buildbelovedcommunity #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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pink_fairy_armadillo

Florence Reece wrote this in 1931 during the Harlan County War strike by the United Mine Workers of America and National Miners Union. Inspired by this and the #electricdirt we saw from @queerappalachia, @megknobel came up with this for me and I fucking love it ✊🏿 Pick a side motherfuckers Thanks Meg

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gracieblues

I can't stand this guy. #Repost @queerappalachia (@get_repost) ・・・ Y’all I couldn’t help myself, I had to make it. #wheresthelie #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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queerappalachia

Y’all I couldn’t help myself, I had to make it. #wheresthelie #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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queerappalachia

#motivationmonday is #thundercatjamesbrown 👊🏽its eclipse season: focus on doin what makes you #feelgood & #overthrowing #evilempires 👐🏽 #queerappalachia #electricdirt (if anyone knows the artist of this masterpiece please let me know so I can tag them)

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queerappalachia

#ruralresistance from Kentucky to finish your weekend. @mcconnellpress was surrounded by his constituents this weekend at a Louisville restaurant. They video’d him, while chanting #votehimout #wherearethekids & #fuckice as he fled to his car. I’m so grateful that y’all take the time to send me things like this in real time, thank you! #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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lez_go_outside

#basic as in Basically Perfect

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queerappalachia

My latest piñata is #steelmagnolias #ouiserboudreaux 👐🏽 A dear friend’s mama turned 70 & requested a Ouiser themed birthday party, complete with #bleedingarmadillocake #redvelvetcake (it was filled with tiny liquor bottles & #boniva) This is my first “people” #queerappalachia #electricdirt #happybirthday #marladean

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kelzeedilla

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lez_go_outside

Knock knock who’s there

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queerappalachia

#feminist #southernsunday print by @jean.jpeg, she just finished up a stent at @penlandschool. Check out her prints, zines / writing & music @beartowndesign 🎻 #homespunriotgrrrl #wildandwonderful #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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queerappalachia

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queerappalachia

Y’all are pretty fucking amazing! In one night you were able to raise enough to not just give a plane ticket but some extra cash to help on the journey! We are blown away by everyone’s outpouring of support, so many folks reached out about donating books & clothing. We’re going to give them a couple weeks to get set up & acclimated in their new PNW life, then we’re going to pay for a PO Box for a few months, that way y’all can send things and it sounds like she’s planning on writing a whole mess of thank you notes. We will make an announcement when we have a mailing address where you can send anything you want including notes of encouragement! It’s hard when your family doesn’t treat you like family at such a young age (not that it gets easier at any age), It’s a hard lesson to learn. Because of y’all, she learned another lesson about how community can be like family. Y’all are the bee’s knee’s ❤️ #buildbelovedcommunity #nooneisdisposable #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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drewbeckmanmusic

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drewbeckmanmusic

Excited to present a live acoustic music video for Blue Ridge Mountain Boy! Link in Bio! Thank you @reedappleseed and @seahopki for bringing the harmonies/beards/musical talent. Special thanks to Dan Wainio for shooting and editing and @marinebiologist for assisting at the shoot. So excited record an EP later this summer and bring y’all some authentic queer country 🤠 . . . . . . #country #countrymusic #queercowboy #dcmusic #acreativedc #cowboy #gaycountry #electricdirt #queercountry #dcitystyle #queer #queerart #gay #gayart #gayboy #queermusic #gaymusic #cowboymusic #prairieflare #gayartists #americana #livemusic #drewbeckman #folkmusic #folk #instagay

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queerappalachia

I don’t want to hear from any environmentalist, If you follow us you know where our politics & values are around that, especially coming from the coalfields. People are dying, more & more people are going to keep dying from this until we embrace different methods of survival. If you’re going to be blasting it anyway.... solitary creature comforts got us into this mess. #sustainableelectricdirt #electricdirt

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queerappalachia

#happybirthday @payleigh! This project / zine would not exist without her. She laid out all 200 pages of #electricdirt herself! What better way to celebrate Kayleighs birthday than $upport her art! Book a tattoo session @gildedagetattoo in #charlestonwv, get around to finally scheduling all of your #mural #logo #shirtdesign & #handlettering ideas or commission a custom piece. Checkout her portfolio, link in her bio. I couldn’t ask for a better #lifestylepartner 😘 First two tattoos are mine & shoutout to our friends @kinshipgoods #motherjones #elkcity #umwa #wildandwonderful #queerappalachia #queerwestvirginia #electricdirt

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queerappalachia

We’re starting off the day featuring page 68 & 69 of our zine #electricdirt issue 1. writing by @tosha_rach art by @payleigh We are going to announce the second issues editor next week! We are currently accepting submissions for the second issue, link to website in bio. #queerappalachia #queersouth

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queerappalachia

I had a wonderful time hanging out with the folks at @its.going.down a few weeks ago. I’ve had the opportunity to do a few podcast recently, what I really appreciated about this one is we got to talk about social justice organizing in rural Appalachia / the south & our hashtag #ruralresistance. How often the parts of this country that needs the most visible resistance are outside urban areas where it can feel like preaching to the choir. I promise you we can take back our hills & hollers together❤️ #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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decolonize_that_ass

#Repost @queerAppalachia ・・・ There were so many images sent in & tags from demonstrations & actions that happened yesterday, y’all got me pretty excited! Especially seeing SO many of you focus on #reparations instead of #redwhiteandbullshit. I’m interested in this work, in the ways we can start to take back & make right these days that our country should have so much shame about. I can’t wait to see what y’all do for #Thanksgiving! I hope it involves even more #bannerdrops, #confederatestatues covered in red paint & reparations than yesterday did. Second Slide from @serpentfire. So many of you wrote in about yesterday being a hard family day. One of the main themes of this project has turned out to be sometimes family doesn’t treat you like family. Don’t let your family & home-place be an excuse, ever. Let’s do everything we can to $upport our comrade #theresepatriciaokoumou ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 #ruralresistance #queerappalachia #queersouth #electricdirt

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circular.in.boston

Bare legs and bricks and stripes. #lunchbreak #knittersofboston #electricdirt

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queer_bike_magic

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drewbeckmanmusic

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queerappalachia

There were so many images sent in & tags from demonstrations & actions that happened yesterday, y’all got me pretty excited! Especially seeing SO many of you focus on #reparations instead of #redwhiteandbullshit. I’m interested in this work, in the ways we can start to take back & make right these days that our country should have so much shame about. I can’t wait to see what y’all do for #Thanksgiving! I hope it involves even more #bannerdrops, #confederatestatues covered in red paint & reparations than yesterday did. Second Slide from @serpentfire. So many of you wrote in about yesterday being a hard family day. One of the main themes of this project has turned out to be sometimes family doesn’t treat you like family. Don’t let your family & home-place be an excuse, ever. Let’s do everything we can to $upport our comrade #theresepatriciaokoumou ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 #ruralresistance #queerappalachia #queersouth #electricdirt

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queerappalachia

Let’s hear it for #hillbillyingenuity & making something out of nothin’ #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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queer_bike_magic

Nern powering through!! Rural Ohio = ice cream parlor next to ammo store 😇😈🤠💀 . . . #bikecamping #bikepacking #wtfftw #queerfamily #shredthepatriarchy #adventurecycling #thingsseenwhilebiking #electricdirt #queerappalachia

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queer_bike_magic

mile 45 in 95 degree heat. 25 to go! 😥😅🙃🤘🏻 . . . #bikecamping #bikepacking #wtfftw #trans #queer #shredthepatriarchy #electricdirt #queerappalachia

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queerappalachia

#scapegoating ”foreigners” & Appalachians is exactly what this country is built on (in addition to slavery & genocide), it didn’t start with this administration/ election. Brought to you by the good folks @ 🌽🍞 ☭ #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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thelittlepecan

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ry_lite

The prophet sayeth: “here’s a quarter” #heisrisenindeed #electricdirt Also: tfw you on shrooms and think about your name

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queerappalachia

#fuckthefourth don’t get me wrong, I love hanging outside with my friends, cookouts... lighting things on fire etc...but this day is nothing to celebrate. Especially with so many people & children in literal cages. I hope some of you will consider joining me and being mindful of #reperations today. I’ve been doing a lot of reading recently about my #cherokee ancestry & having some dialogues around who’s land this really is that this project focuses on with the help of the folks on the second slide. That’s where we sent our reparations to today. From @sm1tt3n_k1tt3n / @spiritedtattoo #itsallstolen #ruralresistance #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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queerappalachia

#ruralresistance @ #occupyicelou If you are in Kentucky, or close by please do everything you can to $upport these folks! Whatever is accessible to you, whether that’s joining them or a week, a night or bring them a hot meal. I promise you this is the best way to celebrate the 4th of July in our region. Bring your grills, coolers & all your friends to the closest #icefacility! 📸 @thatkidicarus #queerappalachia #queerkentucky #electricdirt

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queerappalachia

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surjnashville

Regrann from @queerappalachia - From #southcarolina's #nohatenofearnoban rally this weekend. #biscuitsnotbigots ❤✊🏻❤✊🏼❤✊🏽❤✊🏾❤✊🏿❤From @mariacantina & @cookietuff. #queerappalachia #electricdirt - #regrann

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drewbeckmanmusic

Harmonies 🙏🏼 Open mic with my dudes @dylan_rockwell_music, @reedappleseed, @seahopki, and @hankmurphey slaying “I Shall Be Released”. So inspired by this song and The Bands live version from The Last Waltz. Bringing some light and hope to these gloomy times 🌈 . . . . . . #country #countrymusic #queercowboy #dcmusic #acreativedc #cowboy #gaycountry #electricdirt #queercountry #dcitystyle #queer #queerart #gay #gayart #gayboy #queermusic #gaymusic #cowboymusic #prairieflare #gayartists #americana #livemusic #drewbeckman #folkmusic #folk #instagay #theband #ishallbereleased

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queerappalachia

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clayhalofarm

Whenever anyone out west asks me how I liked living in “the south”, I will simply show them this portrait. All of my best life choices brought me to this moment, soaking with the loveliest faerie queens of East Tennessee. #electricdirt #dirtysouth #eastknoxville #watermelon #faeries #urbanfarming #knoxville #savethepollinators #growfoodnotlawns #unicorns #blowuppool #alfrescoyall #yallmeansall #recycle

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queerappalachia

#misogynistic #rural #punktag 🤯 from one of my absolute favorite people in the world @best.virginia spotted on the @travelinappalachiansrevue tour last week #trucknuts #anarchytrucknuts #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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reed_noel

#repost @queerappalachia with @repostapp ・・・ Thanks for a great #pridemonth everybody! It was rad to get so many tags in small town / rural pride celebrations! Art @poppy.bomb #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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witchrva

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surjnashville

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queerappalachia

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biscuitsandbanjos

Yeah. That’s not good. #Repost @queerappalachia ・・・ I did everything but break my foot. It’s sprained, fractured & cracked. I started out at a local urgent care and ended up in the ER, at every stage of the process, every medical professional that was capable of prescribing me opioids offered me Rx’s on multiple occasions. When I explained that I had almost 5 years clean from opioids, that I needed to be able to navigate the pain without them it didn’t change how the medical professionals overseeing my treatment were offering them to me. I went on to explain that my body doesn’t process them right, I’m one of the population that navigates opioid induced neurotoxicity. That means I straight up can hallucinate on them in addition to the addiction aspect. Two of the doctors I encountered didn’t even know what that was and had to look it up in front of me. Out of the six medical professionals that I encountered that were able to give me opioids scripps, ALL of them offered over and over again to. It didn’t matter that I was in recovery or that my body had a literal allergic reaction to them. All but one wanted me to take the Rx “just in case I needed it”. Not one medical professional I encountered spoke to me about treatment & aftercare that was not centered around opioid pain management even when I asked for just that very thing. Living in the coalfields, at Ground Zero of the opioid epidemic, I see how over 60% of the community is addicted...its not just about #shameonsackler or capitalism & the #pharmaceuticalindustrialcomplex.... prescribing healthcare professionals are an important part of that equation too! #queerappalachia #electricdirt

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queerappalachia

#ruralresistance irl Top image is #iceatlanta less than 5 min ago & the bottom is @carolinaworkers in #northcarolina, if you’re physically able to go to these places and offer support, please do so! Whether you can spend the night on the front lines or bring a meal to those that are, NOW is when these people & movements need our support irl! #abolishICE #fuckice #meltice #queerappalachia #queersouth #electricdirt

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