PHOTO GALLERY: Queer Right Here in Quarantine

Sean Kelleen / she / 39 / Garage, San Francisco, CA

“Both this skeleton and I are wearing a couple of my costumes. They’re in my zombie roller derby jersey. And I am Ann Veal from Arrested Development.”

Lee / they / 33 / Ontario, Canada

“I took this photo after Autostraddle instructed us to build blanket forts, but couldn’t figure out how to get it to post in the comments, so I am sharing it here instead!”

Elena Gross / she · they / 29 / Bedroom Floor turned Exxxclusive Home Gym

“A (low key thirst trap) post-workout photo I took to 1. celebrate myself for actually completing a workout, 2. motivate myself to keep doing this as often as I can and feel capable and 3. to capitalize on the aforementioned thirst-trap potential.”

Kate / she / 41 / Midlands, England

“I’ve been spending some time making Tiktoks hoping to meet some fine dykes :)”

Quin Aw / she / 50 / Akron, OH

“Masking in Peace.”

Kirsten / 29 / Münster, Germany

“Originally from the Netherlands, I have just found a new job in Germany after four years in Italy. My (Greek!) girlfriend still lives there and we’re making it work at a ‘social distance’ of 1000 km by doing yoga, dance challenges and quizzes… we also read stories to each other in our native languages. Counting the days until we’re allowed to travel again.”

North Louisiana / she / 37 / North Louisiana

“I call this lewk Finally Had To Leave My House realness.”

María Teresa / she / 24 / Havana, Cuba

“It’s my third week of quarantine, and I felt so sad, so I went out to my balcony. The photo is an attempt to record the “behind bars” feeling. Doing it helped me feel better.”

Gilbert / they / 27 / Glasgow, Scotland

“Day fourteen of total isolation at home went just about as well as expected.”

Harriett Logan and Otis / she / 53 / Cleveland, OH


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  1. This is SO JOYOUS!!! Look at all you beautiful beans with your embroidered jumpsuit wedding outfits and thirst traps and creavirativity and still being even with exhaustion and questioning and working and not-working and being isolated and being surrounded whether you like it or not, and through ALL OF IT being your selves, your lovely valuable unique selves. I’m so glad you’re all here 💜💜💜

  2. Hey-o,
    I’m sure you had a lot of submissions and I totally know things get mixed up. But I’m Nell, I have the hiking picture and my pronouns are actually They/Them/Theirs, not she. Idk if you can alter that, but if you can I’d appreciate it! 😊

  3. WOWOWOW! There is so much love and cuteness here!!! <3 <3 <3
    And so many cute cats!!!
    LOVE this and you all so much

  4. page two, congrats on your future jude-bean!

    also to literally everyone i love u so much and am proud of u for continuing to exist in quarantine

    also also thank you to everyone who put your pet’s age too

  5. This is so delightful. Thank you all for sharing some part of yourselves.

    A lot of these relationship pics are making me feel real lonely, ngl, but I’m just so happy to see everyone’s faces and strength and creativity on display during this time.

        • I love all of you.
          And hadn’t realised how much I missed cats before seeing SO many of them here.

          Ann in the rocking chair that rocked you as a child – I don’t know why but it hit home hard ! Live in this cycle, and I hope opens up onto unexpected wonders !

  6. This is so great, look at everyone’s wonderful faces! I love all your pets and cute outfits and quarantine hair.

    Also, AS group chat? That sounds so awesome! I failed to join the D&D groups that sprang up in the comments one time and ever since I’ve had Regrets™️.

  7. wow wow wow. this is everything. thanks everyone for sharing. stayed up too late to look at all of these and read the captions, but going to bed on a high note so I’m happy about it.

  8. What a stunning gallery of humans. Everyone’s hair looks amazing! The animals! The plants! The baby! The LDR’s & weddings!!

    Thankyou Laneia for compiling it.

    [Note: read this together via pre-arranged date, split screen with video chat directing each other when to scroll]

  9. This made me feel a lot less alone!
    Thanks for the pictures, guys!
    Also, Abbie, I‘d be in the market for some low fi hip hop beats to cry to. Any place to listen to them?

  10. Everyone looks fantastic but ten million bonus points to the orange cat named Jean-Ralphio

    • Thank you! This really makes up for when I had to spell out his name to the vet over the phone, including the hyphen. Turns out far fewer people than I thought are familiar with Parks and Rec!

  11. My heart!! Seeing all of you feels like sitting in a sunbeam on a bright spring morning 🥰

  12. So refreshing to see so many books in the photos ^_^. Thanks to everyone who participated, it is fun to see so many faces and different spaces!

  13. I love this so much. Possibly even more than the previous iterations, it feels especially poignant. So many beautiful queeros. Thank you for putting it together!!

  14. Yayyy, everyone is cute and magical, and I saw two people I know, each of us residing in different countries! Hooray for that.

  15. Thank you for putting this up Laneia! Loved seeing everyone’s spaces and super helpful work from home cat coworkers!

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