Quinta News

Thank you!

Last month we asked about your input for the Quinta Project, and I’m really grateful to everyone who responded… not least because the Quinta is a community project, and feedback and ideas from you are greatly important to the future of the project. Now, thanks to the many people who Read more…

Thinking Beyond

It’s time to be Gay and Green!

Sometimes “gay” seems to be the opposite of “green”: the gay (and to a lesser extend lesbian) movement has made consumption a key weapon in its battle for liberation (see, for example, Alexandra Chasin‘s amazing book: “Selling Out” or the more modern Katherine Sender‘s “Business not Politics” for more on Read more…

History of Queer Communes

Lavender Hill

Another gorgeous short movie about an amazing queer coliving/commune project from years gone by: Lavender Hill. Post-stonewall, rural living, questioning gender and exploring the ups and downs of communal life. Definitely worth watching! Lavender Hill: a love story from RtChristopher on Vimeo.

History of Queer Communes

Radical Faeries

Another great organisation that is still very much active today: the Radical Faeries. They are embracing lesbians, gay men, trans*, bisexuals, queer… people and offer “sanctuaries”, a cross between collective living spaces and “gathering” spaces,  in different parts of the world. If you want to find out more about the Faeries, Read more…

History of Queer Communes

LGBT Co-Living History

I love digging around in the fascinating and sadly not so well recorded history of Queer/LGBT-communes. One of the places I came across was Laurieston Hall, which used to be the spiritual home of the Edward Carpenter Community (ECC) and the Loving Men workshops. Although ECC isn’t a co-living community Read more…