According to my crystal ball and my to-do list, Autostraddle needs more Queer Girl City Guides! We’re working on putting the Queer Girl City Guides into various portable formats and we need you to help us make sure that our Guide includes ALL OF THE CITIES!
The Queer Girl City Guides are a tool for queermos moving to and/or just visiting various locations to employ when seeking community, food, entertainment, dance parties, sports and basically everything your city has to offer. If you wanna write one, you should be in love with your city. For example, this girl made us all want to move to Columbus.
What Cities Have Already Been Done?
Brighton (UK), Montreal (CANADA), Portland (OR), Washington DC, Seattle (WA), Cleveland (OH), Spokane (WA), Dublin (IRELAND), Vancouver (CANADA), The Bronx (NY), Columbus (OH), Santa Fe (NM), Albuquerque (NM), Manhattan (NY), Boston (MA), Tulsa (OK), Amherst & Northampon (MA), Milwaukee (WI), Miami (FL), Mexico City (MEXICO), Granada (SPAIN), Taipei (TAIWAN), Chapel Hill (NC), St.Louis (MO), Chicago (IL), New Orleans (LA), Denver (CO), Richmond (VA), Saratoga Springs (NY), Columbia (MO), Gainesville (FL), Sydney (AUSTRALIA), Melbourne (AUSTRALIA), Philadelphia (PA), Atlanta (GA), Birmingham (UK), Pittsburgh (PA), Baltimore (MD), San Diego (CA).
What Cities Do We Need Most Desperately?
San Francisco, CA
East Bay (Oakland/Berkeley), CA
Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti / Detroit / Detroit Suburbs, MI
Salt Lake City, UT
Feel free to pitch cities that aren’t on this list.
You’ll pitch your guide to Laneia [at] autostraddle [dot] com — briefly explain why you’re qualified to write about your city and confirm your ability to take photographs and write sentences, ideally lively sentences with lots of fun details and insider-tips.
She’ll give you the go-ahead and guidelines, but basically you’ll be responsible for crafting a comprehensive guide listing the best places to eat, dance, get haircuts, etc., and addressing things like the degree to which the LGBT scene is G vs. L, the environment for queer families, the college scene, local events/festivals, activist groups, nightlife, trans-friendliness, etc. These guides can absolutely be collaborative if you’ve got friends/family who wanna work on it with you.